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margaret fuller Grants Program

Supporting Unitarian Universalist women in innovative, prophetic, and scholarly exploration of religious feminisms.

Grants are made to Unitarian Universalists who identify as women, for projects that explore feminist thought and action within a religious or spiritual context. It is work that is able to create, define, clarify, illuminate, develop, share, and birth feminist theology from a UU point of view. We are interested in projects that will contribute to the feminist transformations of our UU community and the larger world.

See a list of previously funded projects.


We prefer projects that result in a product that can be shared widely—such as a book, curriculum materials, program outlines/ descriptions, DVDs, audio recordings, workshop templates, or publishable articles. Applications for events such as conferences or workshops must detail tangible outcomes or products that will result from the event. Grants are generally made to individuals, although group projects can be considered. We prefer new or innovative projects inspired by the interests of women within congregations or within other community or educational settings. We also prefer projects with plans for income from diverse sources.


Grants are generally not given for equipment or supplies, nor for projects that are already a part of the ongoing work of a congregation or women’s group. Grant recipients are expected to make progress reports as requested and to complete their projects within two years of receiving the award. If a project is abandoned before completion, grant funds must be returned to the UUWF. On occasion, grants may be made to prior recipients who are extending their original project.


Awards range from $500 to $5,000.


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.


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 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

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


Tel: 414-750-4404

3322 N. 92nd Street ~ Milwaukee ~ WI 53222

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