Women to Women Giving Circle to Host Grant Writing Sessions

2 Sessions to Help Potential Applicants Better Understand Grant Process

The Women to Women Giving Circle of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will host two grant writing information sessions in September for nonprofits interested in applying for the giving circle’s fall grants.

Women to Women will again focus its grants on impacting children, especially girls, ages newborn-5 who live in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Research shows that early intervention to build family stability for the very young impacts those children positively throughout life – at significantly lower costs than later “rescue” efforts. Also, the giving circle asks nonprofits applying for a grant to collaborate with another nonprofit to address a need related to improving the lives of children and girls in Central Illinois and their support systems (parents, caregivers, teachers, etc.).

The grant writing sessions will be 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, and 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, both at Calvary United Methodist Church, Normal. The sessions will cover the application process and timeline; collaborative process; objectives, goals and measurements for grants; grant budgets; and other requirements for the Women to Women grant. Interested nonprofit applicants are asked to attend with their partner(s). If nonprofits do not have a partner yet, they can look for one at the sessions.

Both sessions will cover the same material, so participants need only attend one session. Applicants are not required to attend one of these sessions, they are simply offered to help potential applicants better understand the process.

If you would like to attend a session, please RSVP with Michele Evans at Illinois Prairie Community Foundation at 309-662-4477 or email her.

Applications for Women to Women Giving Circle grants will be accepted Oct. 1-31. A link to the online application will be posted in late September to the IPCF website at ilprairiecf.org/fall-grants.

About Women to Women Giving Circle
Since 2009, the Women to Women Giving Circle has granted more than a quarter of a million dollars ($270,818) to programs that improve life for women and children in Central Illinois. The group also creates community conversations on issues that impact women and children through twice-yearly forums. More information is available at ilprairiecf.org/women-to-women.

About Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 20th year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The Foundation currently manages assets of more than $16.2 million in 160 funds including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship funds. Visit the Foundation at ilprairiecf.org.

Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director, at 309-662-4477