Dining for Women Grant to Foster Good Health, Education and Economic Self-Sufficiency in Developing Countries

Deadline: 24 April 2019

Dining for Women is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for its grant program to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.

The foundation funds projects that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries. They are devoted to educating and inspiring individuals to make a difference and fight global poverty through the power of collective giving.

Priority Areas

Grantees must:

  • Support women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries
    • (defined as living on $1.90 a day or less)
  • Address one or more of the following issues / needs:
    • Education and vocational training
    • Improved women and girls’ health:
      • Physical health
      • Emotional /Psychological Health
      • Maternal Health
      • Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  • Economic empowerment
  • Clean water, sanitation and healthy environment
  • Improved food security, regenerative agriculture, and nutrition
  • Human trafficking: prevention, rescue and reintegration
  • Leadership training
  • Advocacy for policies that promote gender equality, peace and security

Grant Information

Dining for Women makes grants of $35,000-50,000 that may be disbursed in one distribution or which may be taken in up to two equal distributions spanning a period of two years.

Guiding Principles

  • To maximize the educational opportunities for DFW members, during the course of a year, DFW will strive to fund projects that address the varied issues, needs, and geography of women and girls.
  • Projects funded will address one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Projects funded will create lasting change in the lives of the women and/or girls who are affected.
  • Projects provide solutions that have been identified by the women and/or girls being served and must actively include their perspectives.
  • Grantee must be able to demonstrate the direct impact of the project funded and demonstrate methods and ability to monitor and evaluate the project.
  • Grantees are sustainable organizations with multiple funding sources.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grantee must be a US 5.01(c)3 corporation or have a fiscal sponsor which is a US 5.01(c)3 corporation – A fiscal sponsor is a US non-profit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable organizations that do not have a US 501c3 (non-profit) designation. An applicant that does not have a US 501c3 (non-profit) designation can submit an application to DFW with a fiscal sponsor if they have a verifiable present relationship with that fiscal sponsor that has been in existence for the past 12 months. The fiscal sponsor would need to satisfy all the DFW grant criteria. They do not accept registration documents issued by any other country.
  • Grantee’s relationship with fiscal sponsor must be of at least twelve months’ standing.
  • Grantee must demonstrate capacity and on the ground operations in countries with populations of greatest need for a minimum of three years.
  • Grantee and/or fiscal sponsor must provide Form 990 or Form 990 EZ for the two most recent consecutive years demonstrating $100,000 in annual expenses. They do not accept 990-Ns or 990-PFs.
  • Grantee must have minimum of operating expenses of $100,000 annually for the most recent fiscal year unless using a fiscal sponsor.
  • At least half of the members of board of directors of the of the grantee organization must be women at time of application.
  • Grantee must demonstrate fiscally responsible practices.
  • Grantee must provide data regarding the direct impact of the organization’s programs.
  • Grantee must provide evidence of its monitoring and evaluation practices.
  • Grantee must have a website in English unless using a fiscal sponsor.
  • Grantee must be able provide a video clip at least 5 minutes in length about organization and the funded project upon being selected for a grant.
  • Grantee must provide high resolution photographs upon being selected for a grant.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://diningforwomen.org/learn/grants/apply-for-a-grant/

  • Avatar Nelly M says:

    Hi. Just an inquiry. Can one apply for grants to support a learning institution for very poor and needy girls?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Nelly M,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Salum mpandangindo says:

    Good opportunity for women

  • Avatar Salum mpandangindo says:

    Good opportunity for women in this program

  • Avatar Integrated Development Initiatives says:

    Our organisation is in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. We do not have any American connexion. Can we apply on our own or can you link us to one. We address the issues raised in this intervention with the help of a Charity in the United Kingdom, called Africa Hopes In Christ (AHIC).

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi there,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Ellen says:

    This is a great opportunity

  • Avatar Ellen says:

    This is a great opportunity for my poor country Malawi

  • Avatar Abelardo J says:

    qué debe suceder para que una ONG que no sea de USA pueda participar?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Abelardo J,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Faraji B. Juma says:

    fursa nzuri kwa taasisi zinazojihusisha na wanawake na watoto. tuitumie isitupite.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Faraji B. Juma,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Okot Stephen says:

    This is a great opportunity for my local community to benefit.

  • Avatar Relief Human Rights Organizati says:

    Have Pakistani NGO Namely “Relief Human Rights Organization Working in KPK Province is Eligible for funding with Registered Since May 2016 ???

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi there,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Shaheen Yousaf says:

    Hello friends i am Pakistan can i apply for this project. Thanks

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Shaheen Yousaf,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Augustine Taban says:

    Thanks for this opportunity for women. I work for Organization that try to create an enabling environment for women and girls in South Sudan. is South Sudan eligible Country? I am very interested to apply

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Augustine Taban,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Francis Njangiru says:

    We are registered as a company but we do community development work in Kenya. Can we apply

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Francis Njangiru,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Uganda Youth Joint says:

    Uganda Youth Joint will Love to be part of this since we have always been helping girls, between the age of 12 – 30 years and we improved their standards of living getting this grant will boost in our scoop and fullfill our vision of creating opportunities for youths, fight poverty nad transforming lives

  • Avatar Hajia Fati Seidu Tambro says:

    Brilliant! This is a good opportunity for we working for the well-being of women and girls in rural communities. But the conditions are too comber some. Sung Foundation is a women led organization based in Northern Ghana and is working with women and girls in the rural communities. I wish terms and conditions were flexible a bit to enable us apply for this funding since we really really need funds to meet the objectives of this opportunity. Sung Foundation works for women and girls and orphans and children with disabilities in deprived communities. So please give us the support to meet your target. We will want to apply for thisfunds. We need it to work. Thank you very much

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Hajia Fati Seidu Tambro,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfil the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Michael Ariamba says:

    Dear sir.
    Greetings to you from south Sudan. We are happy with your programs of supporting the vulnerable women and girls in developing countries.
    We are registered NGO in south Sudan, working at community levels in the areas of. Education, health, agriculture, economic empowerment through income generating projects, micro credit, human rights etc.
    Please we are interested to apply and work with you in partnership in south Sudan.
    We have an organization in USA with recommend us as our fiscal sponsor (Pilot Light Foundation)
    Please can we apply

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Michael Ariamba,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Ephraim Yangean says:

    Great chance to improve young women’s health. I have a Liberia-based organization, am I elegible to apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Ephraim Yangean,

      Yes, Liberia is eligible to apply. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Witness Chimgege says:

    Good opportunity for those who are passionate

  • Avatar Witness Chimgege says:

    Good opportunity for those who have passion

  • Avatar Emile says:

    Good opportunity for Burundi

  • Avatar Grace Adoyo says:

    Great opportunity ,can kenyan organisation apply for the grant

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Grace Adoyo,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar V. Aloysius Woto Wesseh says:

    How can grantees in West Africa benefit?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi V. Aloysius Woto Wesseh,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Marie Rose Shakalili says:

    je suis vraiment contente pour cette opportunité, j’espère que ma proposition sera examiné avec beaucoup plus d’attention

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Marie Rose Shakalili,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Akarshan Pradhan says:

    Thanks for sharing information but may not for us “Nepal”

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Akarshan Pradhan,

      Nelpal is eligible to apply. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Dinesh Poudyal says:

    Is it possible if an NGO based in developing country can apply for this….if they do not have any direct connection with US based organizations please.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Dinesh Poudyal,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Dr. Joels Terkuram Abaver JP says:

    This is a wonderful opportunity and good program. But l see it being limited only to NGO’s in USA. So, for those of us in countries like Nigeria, what chances have we to apply for the grant?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Nbani Friday Barilule says:

    When and where can we get similar opportunities for Africa women and girls.

  • Avatar Inacio francisco Massingue says:

    Nossa organizacao esta em Mozambique que trabalha no empoderamento da rapariga, planeamento familiar, prevencao de HIV , desenvolvimento comunitario e solidariedade para paz comunitaria. sera que somos legiveis para este projecto?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi,

      Yes, Mozambique is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Grace Ampofo says:

    Hi,
    Please do have grant for women into farming

  • Avatar Bakole Rashul says:

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity for women and girls, as CODNET-Uganda a CSO in Uganda will apply for this chance so that we help the vulnerable South Sudanese refugees nd host community members in bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe district in West Nile Uganda

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Bakole Rashul,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar mustapha kargbo says:

    mustapha kargbo. will it be possible for me to apply for legal Access Centre a community Base Organization

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Mustapha kargbo,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar yakubu says:

    is Ghana qualified to apply for the grant

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Yakubu,

      Yes, Ghana is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Khin Khin says:

    Thanks!
    Very interesting but some constraints in your criteria for us. we are really supporting women empowerment in the communities especially for women in cooperatives.We are trying the best within our capacity.

  • Avatar Khin Khin says:

    Thanks !Very encouraging for us.Because we are involving in that field.

  • Avatar Mubala Moses says:

    Very enterprising, especially supporting a group of people that can bring a positive impact.

  • Avatar Muzikayise Mhlanga says:

    I would like to get information on Application forms for grants

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Muzikayise Mhlanga,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Sam Akora says:

    Your work is it only in the US or? Our women / girls are in a bad shape (Uganda)

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Sam Akora,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Loyce says:

    This is agood opportunity for women I’m interested

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Loyce,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Theresa Mary Koroma says:

    Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment RICE -SL) is a Community Based Organization in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Sub Saharan Africa. Can it Apply? Is Sierra Leone eligible for application for this grant?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Theresa Mary Koroma,

      Yes, Sierra Leone is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Tusabe Milton says:

    Thank you for the grant this will improve on the living conditions of girls and women especially in fishing landing sites on the lake shores of George and Edward thank you.

  • Avatar Zipporah says:

    Will be very helpful to the Women in the interior grassroots of kenya(maasailand) where long famine has affected almost cattle are dying and is only source of income and food. Will be happy to be connected and change the life of women who are mostly family bread winners and girls who are dropping out of school and getting into early marriages due to lack of school fees.

  • Avatar kikama eliab says:

    really me am from uganda east africa and we have community based organisation that work to help the needy communities. therefore are we eligible to apply for this funding thanks am the coordinator big heart foundation

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi kikama eliab,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Rhoda says:

    Hi,thank you for presenting these opportunities.We area grassroot CBO and we do not have a fiscal US sponsor.How do we become eligible to qualify?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Rhoda,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar musa konneh says:

    Our organisation is in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. We address the issues raised in the call for proposal, we support young mothers and expectant to completed their education and also find them meaningful employment in society as the same time locate mentors to them achieve their get goal

  • Avatar Tokunbo Lijadu-Oyemade says:

    Our NGO Kins of Africa [KINSAF] for Development and Integration now commencing on empowering families particularly mothers and daughters that are likely targets of clandestine migration and human trafficking to stem the tide of illegal, clandestine migration. This small grant will assist us in doing more and progressing with this project. Are we eligible for this grant?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Tokunbo Lijadu-Oyemade,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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