Women’s Circle of Friends Grants

The Women’s Circle of Friends is a giving circle, which enables everyday people to be involved in creating a better Henry County.  We do this by combining donations and knowledge to provide impactful grants.  Women wishing to be part of the Circle of Friends must make a minimum donation of $50 to the Circle of Friends Fund.  Members will be invited to the Women’s Grantmaking Gala where, as a group, they will vote on a non-profit to receive the pooled donations.

Criteria

Henry County 501©3 non-profit organizations may apply for the Women’s Circle of Friends Giving Circle Grant. Government/school organizations are not eligible to apply.

Process

Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of local women who will select three finalists to present at the Gala.  Finalists will be notified by the end of August and will be asked to attend the Women’s Grantmaking Gala to make a 5 minute presentation about their organization.  Following the presentation, the members of the Circle of Friends Giving Circle will be given the opportunity to ask questions.  After all presentations are made and the questions are answered, a vote will be taken and the non-profit with the most votes will be announced that evening.

Women’s Circle of Friends grant applications are due July 31st each year. If this date falls on a Saturday, the applications will be due the Friday before.  If it falls on a Sunday, the applications will be due the Monday after.

Applications Due: Monday, July 31st, 2017, 5 pm

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