We believe that TOGETHER IS BETTER. Our grant-making process truly is the heart of our mission, and we are proud to join together in casting our votes.
Each member of our giving circle has a voice through her vote for our annual grant awards. This privilege brings our mission to life!
The following Grant Ballot is presented to you – our members – by our dedicated Grants Committee, who has carefully and thoughtfully reviewed many passionate and well-prepared grant proposals for 2022 funding. While we returned to our traditional grant application criteria this year, we did allow organizations to submit proposals for existing programs that had been paused or substantially reduced as a result of Covid 19. Our resilient nonprofit community remains strong and focused on the developing needs of the clients they serve, and so we were excited to see that new programs once again represented the vast majority of requests this year.
After many hours of respectful dialogue and consideration, the Grants Committee has identified the requests they feel most align with the mission and values of the Women’s Fund of Smith County.
Descriptions of the grant proposal finalists are presented below, along with a video message from a member of the requesting organization’s staff. We hope this brief, personal video offers you all a firsthand glimpse into the critical needs our nonprofits are hoping to meet, as well as their passion and dedication to the women and children they serve.
All members of the Women’s Fund are welcome to review the complete set of finalist applications at the WFSC Office located at 909 ESE Loop 323, Suite 215, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, until November 12.
Your voice and vote matter! Thank you for making us better together!
Click each section below for details and a video message from each finalist.