WFF’s International Initiative: Helping Women, Girls, and their Families Overcome Violence in U.S.

Deadline: 1 March 2019

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation (WFF) is seeking applications for its International Initiative to help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty and other hardships in under-developed countries.

Focus Areas

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation’s International Initiative funds only international programs by domestic 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Programs must be new to organization and within its first year of development or implementation to be eligible for funding. The Foundation does not fund existing programs or the expansion of existing programs. Programs in the following areas that aid women and children are of special interest.

  • Education: Programs that address the needs of at-risk youth.
  • Environment, Conservation and Preservation: Forestry projects and projects that preserve and protect the environment by using scarce resources wisely.
  • Health: Programs addressing mental health (including, chemical dependency and family planning).
  • Economic Development: Programs that support micro-lending, providing a source of capital to create better lives.

Grant Information

The average grant size for the International Initiative is $25,000 or less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization who are directly involved in international programs.
  • The Foundation will not fund U.S. organizations that do not have a significant oversight of operations abroad.
  • All organizations must have a U.S. bank account in which grant funds can be deposited.
  • The Foundation gives priority to programs that help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty, and other hardships.

Restrictions

The Foundation will not consider proposals in the following areas:

  • Programs that do not directly impact or provide services to children.
  • Projects whose purpose is to create specific media, film, photography, or books.
  • Capital projects, including land acquisition or the construction of buildings.
  • Grants or scholarships to individuals.
  • Projects that attempt to change behavior by education of the general public.
  • Camps or cultural exchange programs.
  • Lobbying prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Conferences.
  • Endowments.
  • Start-up costs for new organizations.
  • Research projects.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit https://wfamilyfoundation.org/what-we-fund/international-initiative/

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