In December, 2000, the Board of Directors of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation approved the creation of the Women’s Fund Endowment, the first endowed fund created by the Foundation as a donor. The Women's Fund Endowment supports programs and projects for women and children in Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN. Through the support of nearly 600 donors, the Chambers Family Fund, and the Otto Bremer Foundation, the Women's Fund Endowment has grown to just over $1,000,000!
In 2011, the North Dakota Legislature expanded the 40% Charitable Income Tax Credit to businesses to include individual contributions of $5,000 or more to a qualified endowment fund. The Women's Fund Endowment is a qualified endowment fund.
We are asking your help in supporting the Campaign for Women and Children.
Contribute today, to support women and children forever. Contributions can be mailed to the Foundation office, or made online.
Children in Need of Care
Economic Well-Being of Women and Their Families
Women in Leadership
In 2014, the focus of the Women’s Fund grant round will be Women in Leadership. The Women’s Fund has over $40,000 to award in this focus area. Groups and organizations without a 501 (c)(3) may use a fiscal sponsorship for a short-term project.
The Women’s Fund Grants Committee generally gives priority to projects that:
Organizations may present one request per application, and are not encouraged to submit more than one request.
Grants in successive years are not encouraged.
Grants made in 2014:
Grants made in 2013:
NEW GUIDELINES - NEW FORM -
The application form can be accessed here: Women's Fund Endownment Grant Application
Download the Women's Fund Grant Guidelines HERE
2015 Grant Deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015
For more information, contact Lexi Oestreich at email@example.com.