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Fund for Women Accepting Grant Applications for 2021

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Opens January 1, 2021
Deadline January 31, 2021 11:59PM

Nonprofits helping women and girls in Delaware are invited to apply for grants from the Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation.

All Delaware nonprofit agencies with programs benefiting women and girls are welcome to apply. Although we diverted all 2020 grant funds to solely support COVID programs, this year we have adjusted the application and we are ready to get back to supporting programs that benefit women and girls in Delaware.

The FFW accepts applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations for programs that address the needs and enhance the worth and potential of women and girls in Delaware by helping them to lead productive, self-sufficient lives. The FFW’s one-year grant offers organizations an opportunity to obtain seed money for innovative, creative programming or funding to continue or expand programs where effectiveness has been demonstrated. Grants will not be awarded to individuals. This year we will not be limiting eligibility based on past awards, since we took a break in last year’s 2020 Grant Cycle, this year, all grantees will start anew on the FFW 2021 three-year cycle.

Completed applications are due by Jan. 31, 2021. Apply online at Only online applications will be accepted.

The FFW is offering two grant workshops to assist organizations in preparing their applications. Attending the workshop is optional and will not affect the grant awards. However, historically, organizations that attend the grant workshop have a higher success rate in receiving grants. The workshops will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 pm Click here to register for one of these workshops or visit

Presentation slides from the FFW’s December grant workshop will be available after the workshops at, along with specific grant guidelines.

About the Fund for Women: Through collective philanthropy, the Fund for Women invests and advocates by bringing together our knowledge, passion and commitment to empower women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential. The FFW was established in 1993 as an endowment at the Delaware Community Foundation. Since then, the FFW has issued more than $3 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit programs statewide. In 2020, the FFW donated $200K to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative. For information, please visit