Dining for Women: Fostering Good Health, Education & Economic Self-Sufficiency in Developing Countries

Deadline: 24 October 2018

Dining for Women is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the 2nd cycle of its 2019 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. The foundation 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. the foundation 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, visit https://bit.ly/2Opst3r

  • Mugwo Development Organization says:

    Is more encouraging, how can women and young mothers in war torn South Sudan get this chance? Most of them are roaming about to settle, in POCs and in refugee camp, those from within leads absolutely below poverty line with ignorance at 70%. Can South sudan qualify for this support?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Mugwo Development Organization,

      South Sudan 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!

      • Janipher Aluoch says:

        Great idea to help our poor women and girls in the rural areas of Kenya. Our organization is empowering women and girls to be self sustaining through education and economic empowerment through community support but have not received any funding so far, can we apply?

        • Priyanka says:

          Hi Janipher Aluoch,

          Yes, Kenya 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!

  • Ma Win says:

    Hi
    Is Myanmar eligible to apply it?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Ma Win,

      Myanmar 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!

  • ثروت جبريل says:

    مرحبا ،هل من الممكن ان تتقدم مدرسة مهنية حرفية تستقطب اللاجئات السوريات بالتقدم بطلب منحة لغايات التدريب وصقل المهارات ومن ثم فتح افاق عمل والحد من الفقر ورفع المستوى الاقتصادي للمستهدفات ول اسرهن
    شكرا

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi,

      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!

      • Dennis says:

        Zambia is eligible to apply for the grant

        • Reena says:

          Hi Dennis,

          Yes, Zambia 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!

  • Bharat Bahadur Khadka says:

    So encouraging guiding principle and project mission which is so relevance to my organization work and need of the rural women and girls of Nepal.I am so interested to apply for the benefit and welfare of marginal poorest women in Nepal.However,I am so confused,may my organization(MRC Nepal, a national NGO since 1998) could be eligible to apply the fund or not.Please let me know for the eligibility to Nepalese NGO…….

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Bharat Bahadur Khadka,

      Yes, Nepal 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!

  • FAITH AID INITIATIVE FOR HUMANITY says:

    We are working in women and youth empowerment in South Sudan. How can we qualify for this grant?

    • Reena says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. 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!

  • Mulusew Nega says:

    Hello dear,
    As you might have information on the current political situation of Ethiopia, geographically located in East Africa, there is huge number people displacement due to local clashes among regions in West part of the country. Women and girls are the primary victim of the incident.
    I am writing from the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus-Development And Social Service Commission.
    Is my organization and my country eligible to apply for this grant so as to intervene?

    • Reena says:

      Hi Mulusew Nega,

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

      Good Luck!

  • Janet Okoye says:

    I would like to apply for our poor women here in south Africa but I am not getting the online application. Please could you send me the link.

  • Nyachwo Frances says:

    Is the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate at Makerere University in Uganda eligible to apply for this grant? It has a long track record (since 2001 to date)of supporting socio-economically disadvantaged but academically bright girls to access university education, capacity building of these girls and the wider student body, mentoring these girls and women staff, initiated the development of the current Makerere University Policy and regulations Against Sexual Harassment (2006), among others. The initial funder is the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 2001 to date.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Nyachwo Frances,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Mulindwa Benjamin says:

    kindly make some research on organizations donating grants for construction/housing projects in Uganda.

  • Betty Nkoana says:

    Good afternoon
    I have been running the organisation since 2010 working with women and girls. Can South Africa apply?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Betty Nkoana,

      South Africa 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!

  • Shakil says:

    Hi, is Bangladesh eligible for this grant???

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Shakil,

      Yes, Bangladesh 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!

  • Kanonka Kashimba says:

    Hi,
    We are working towards empowerment of rural women and girls in the remote communities in Zambia and we have not been funded especially that our organisation started early this year.Is our organisation eligible for your funding?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Kanonka Kashimba,

      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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