2022 Women’s Giving Fund Grant Guidelines
The mission of the Community Foundation’s Park City Women’s Giving Fund is Park City women supporting other Summit County women and children in need through endowed, high impact philanthropy. Women’s Giving Fund will use earned income from the Women’s Giving Fund endowment to fund an annual high impact grant that supports women and/or children in need in Summit County, Utah. A high impact project is one that can provide measurable outcomes that are transformative in the way they change lives, alter a community, or address a root issue, rather than acting as a temporary solution. Impact may vary based on a nonprofit’s size. Collaboration within the community is encouraged.
In addition to creating high impact, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which have applied to the IRS for such status, may apply. In this case, a receipt letter from the IRS of application is required at time of application to Park City Community Foundation. Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which are operating under an organization qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization, may apply separately if they have their own advisory board and have the written consent of the qualified organization. In that case, the application must contain a letter of agreement between the two organizations, which sets forth the responsibilities of each organization.
Grants may support program/project costs, capital projects and equipment, consulting services, matching funds, technical assistance, and joint requests from multiple applicants (collaborations).
Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits; sponsorships, dinners, or one-time events; unrestricted or general operating support; fellowships or other grants to individuals; litigation; political or marketing campaigns; endowment funds; graduate and post-graduate research; or for purposes that further political or religious doctrine.
One grantee will be chosen per year. A recipient cannot reapply as the primary grantee for three years after the year they received the grant. Finalist applications will be posted on our website for all members to access.
Women’s Giving Fund Grant Amount
The 2022 Women’s Giving Fund Grant award amount will be $45,000. Park City Community Foundation’s Board of Directors will annually set the amount for the grant. Funding can be awarded in one year, but disbursed over 1-3 years depending on outcomes achieved. Funds must be used within 3 years of receiving the grant.
Three finalists will be selected by the grant committee. Those finalists will receive video production services for a short, descriptive video about the proposed program or project described in the application.
Grant Process and Timeline 2022
Community Foundation staff processes and prepares the grant applications for review by the Women’s Giving Fund Grants Committee and Board of Directors. They serve and assist the Women’s Giving Fund Grants Committee, but do not vote on committee matters. (Staff who are also Women’s Giving Fund members may participate in the all-member voting to choose the final grant awardee.) After grants are awarded, Community Foundation staff, board members, and/or donors will participate in the monitoring and evaluation process of all grant projects and programs through site visits.
The Grants Committee is composed of eleven women of all ages selected from the Women’s Giving Fund membership. At least one member must be of high school age. The committee evaluates the grant applications, and recommends three finalists to the whole WGF membership for a vote to determine the grantee.
Board of Directors
The Park City Community Foundation Board of Directors consists of up to 30 members who meet four times a year. To learn more about our Board, visit parkcitycf.org/board-of-directors/.
The WGF Grants Committee will use the following criteria to review applications. These criteria are not exclusive, and the Committee and Board of Directors reserve the right to use their own best judgment when making grant awards.
Needs Assessment and Potential Impact Indicator (either of the following):
Strategically Planned Approach Indicators:
Significant Results & Benefits Indicators:
Organizational Capacity & Staff Qualifications Indicators:
Project/Program Budget Indicators:
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Indicators:
In addition to the narrative, please be prepared to upload the following in .pdf file format
Please apply online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=parkcitycf by Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions page, and please don’t hesitate to contact the grant manager firstname.lastname@example.org.