The North Carolina Community Foundation will accept grant applications beginning July 10 for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund of North Carolina, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF president and CEO.

Grants are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or families, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF’s 67-county service area. (To find counties served by NCCF, visit this page.)

Applications will be accepted online only beginning July 10. The grants cycles closes at noon Aug. 25.  Specific applicant criteria are available online here.

This year the fund will award a total of $13,000. Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $3,000. Grant recipients will be informed of the grants committee's decisions in early fall. Those with questions about the application process can email Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF director of grants and scholarships.

The grants committee of the statewide Women’s Fund is comprised of representatives of NCCF’s local women’s giving networks and other female community leaders from across North Carolina. NCCF supports nine regionally based giving programs across the state, including the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina (Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties); the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund; the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County; Triangle Art of Giving, in conjunction with the Triangle Community Foundation; the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; the Women’s Impact Network in New Hanover County; the Cary Women’s Giving Network; and Moore Women – A Giving Circle.

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