Women's Giving Circle Grant Application Opens February 15

FREDERICK, MD – January 6, 2017: The Women’s Giving Circle Grants Committee met recently to plan its 2017 grant cycle. They haveWGC Grants Committee crop jpg exciting news – a minimum of $173,000 will be available to organizations that offer programs and services that promote self-sufficiency for women and the people for whom they are responsible.

The grant application opens on February 15, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2017. All applicants must apply online at www.WomensGivingCircleofFred.org/grants. A maximum of four proposals may be submitted, not to exceed $10,000 each, with a maximum total request of $20,000.

A detailed overview of the program, funding priorities, requirements, eligibility, and terms may be found at the web address listed above. Applicants are encouraged to read this document before completing the grant application.

The Women’s Giving Circle was formed in 2006, and brings women together who share similar philanthropic goals to benefit women’s needs. In 2016, grants totaling $150,000 were presented to 17 area nonprofits, and since 2006, grants presented exceed $1 million.

The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund is held by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, and is one of more than 679 component funds under management.

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