Since 2008, Women United (WU) has harnessed the power and dedication of women leaders to transform Tarrant County into a stronger community. Each year, funds are allocated to organizations that support both women and girls. By providing services and programs that garner a quality education, enhance job skills, or the opportunity to change their lives in other ways, Women United is tackling issues that affect women and girls in Tarrant County.
Women United is seeking programmatic work that is tested, evidence-based, and replicable that is designed to affect communities through specific outcome measures, not just outputs. WU is interested in providing financial support to eligible organizations focused on models of success that have proven results.
All categories below are to specifically address these issues for women and/or girls:
- Affordable Housing, emphasis on families at risk—episodically and/or chronically homeless.
- Education, emphasis on quality childcare, early childhood education/literacy, college/career/workforce readiness, and/or college completion.
- Health, emphasis on physical, behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health.
- Transportation, emphasis on transit to medical appointments, employment, and/or school.
- Financial Stability, emphasis on financial health/capability, access to emergency funds, and/or career/workforce development
- Membership will vote on the Impact Grant recipient who will receive a one-time gift of $35,000. Finalist grants may or may not be awarded for the remaining two finalists. The finalist fund amount will not be set at a specific amount.
- Impact Grant recipient will need to take a one-year hiatus from applying for funding from the Women’s Fund for the next grant cycle year
Who is eligible to apply?
- Active nonprofit organizations formed prior to January 2017, based and conducting proposed efforts in Tarrant County with at least two years of experience addressing the aforementioned issues affecting women and/or girls.
- Must have Board of Directors, updated financials, and bylaws.
For more information, visit https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/blog/general/2021-women-united-rfp-2/