2022 Strategic Grant Application – Deadline October 15, 2022 (Apply by Invitation Only)
Strategic Grants are meant to be three-year agreements whereby at least two collaborating agencies seek to address a larger issue confronting women and/or girls in Fond du Lac County. The proposed total amount of the grant for the 2022-25 cycle is $15,000. The FDLA Women’s Fund foresees this as allocations of $5,000 each year to be utilized in 2023, 2024, and 2025.
Project/programs funded by Strategic Grants do not necessarily need to be new, but should include innovation and bigger thinking if within the context of an existing project/program. It is perfectly acceptable that collaborating agencies utilize some, if not all, of the available funding in the first year to craft the structure of the project/program itself. A potential three-year structural plan may look like the following:
As we adjust to the impact of the pandemic, specifically related to the findings of COVID-19’s Impact on Women in Northeastern Wisconsin Survey, we recognize a need to expand our support of women and
Mission, Pillars and Vision of the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund
We will be limiting the maximum amount of each grant request this year to $2,500 apiece to greater maximize the funds available.
Each of these five pillars has a unique focus. They are also interdependent, each enhancing or emphasizing the importance of the others. Together, they strive to reach our vision of: • An inclusive community where all women and girls thrive. No exceptions.
Timelines and Procedures
When completing your application, you may save and return to it at a later time/date simply by clicking the ‘Save and Continue Later’ button (a link will be e-mailed for you to return). Applications do not automatically save prior to final submission, so be sure you save before leaving your application or your work will be lost. You may want to consider typing your answers into a Word document first, so you have backup if the form experiences technical issues.
Please download the following budget attachment and reattach the completed version as required for upload at the end of the application.
You will also need the following attachments at the end of the application (in a format of your choosing):
Current Year’s Agency Budget
P&L Statement from Previous Fiscal Year
Current Board of Directors List
501(c)3 IRS Letter of Determination