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Equity and Justice Grants Program

“… supporting bold, innovative projects that effect positive social change in the lives of women and girls… and supporting initiatives that challenge the root causes and the consequences of gender oppression.”

–  Grants Panel Mission Statement

Grants are made to Unitarian Universalist congregations, organizations, or groups. The program welcomes proposals addressing a wide range of issues consistent with UU principles and which prioritize the achievement of social justice for those who identify as women.

Areas for consideration include, but are not limited to: education; women’s health; abortion/reproductive rights; age discrimination; war; human rights; poverty; unemployment; Bisexual/Gay/Lesbian/Queer concerns; Transgender concerns; gender justice; domestic violence; child abuse; and job discrimination.

See a list of previously funded projects.

FUNDING PRIORITIES / CRITERIA

  • Priority is given to innovative projects that affect positive social change and address the issue of gender equity.
  • Requests for matching grants are viewed favorably.
  • Funding is issued only to 501(c)3 organizations: if your organization or group does not have this status, the board of a 501(c)3 organization must agree to act as your fiscal agent.

RESTRICTIONS

Grants are generally not given for equipment or supplies. As a goal of this program is stimulating new social justice initiatives, grants are not made for projects that are already a part of the ongoing work of an organization. Grant recipients are expected to make progress reports as requested and complete their projects within two years of receiving the grant funds. If a project is abandoned before completion, grant funds must be returned to UUWF.

GRANT SIZE

Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000.

FUNDING CYCLE AND DEADLINES

There are four deadlines each year and applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

If your project or program aligns with this grant programs, please send a 2-page Letter of Inquiry including:
  • Executive summary (including which program you are applying for)
  • Statement of Need – Why does this project need to happen now?
  • Project Activity – What specifically will the grant be funding?
  • Intended Outcomes – What do you hope the activity will lead to?
  • Credentials/Background – Who (or what organization) is involved and what is their connection to the project or topic?
  • Budget Outline – how much are you requesting from UUWF, and the percentage of other funding sources (potential or confirmed)

Email to uuwf@uuwf.org with subject line “Letter of Inquiry for Grants Program – Organization/Name”
or mail to UUWF, 3322 N. 92nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222.

Download a printable flyer.
Questions? Contact our administrator at uuwf@uuwf.org.

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

CONTACT US

Tel: 414-750-4404
uuwf@uuwf.org

3322 N. 92nd Street ~ Milwaukee ~ WI 53222

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