Because of the support of our members, we will award $73,000 in funding this year! You make everything we do possible! Thank you for standing with WFED and supporting our mission to enhance the quality of life on the western slope of El Dorado County.
We are pleased to announce our 2017 funding opportunities.
Our Community Focus Grant is open to all nonprofits serving the residents and communities of western slope El Dorado County. By design, the Grant does not have a specific focus, thereby inspiring nonprofits to identify and address our community’s most pressing needs. Applicants may apply for up to $27,500. (Total to be awarded $55,000)
Our Impact Grants are three smaller grants - up to $6,000 each in the following categories: (Total to be awarded $18,000)
Acorn Grants are for nonprofits that have never received a grant from Women’s Fund El Dorado;
Human Services Grants provide direct support of human needs;
Community Benefit Grants are for the arts, environment, community beautification, animal welfare, or community development.
"Determining and Measuring Community Needs," our 2017 Community Needs Forum offered understanding and insight into nonprofit funding. El Dorado Community Foundation Executive Director, Bill Roby, shared his wisdom on current nonprofit funding, where "funding gaps" occur, and what WFED can do as a grant-maker to help fill these gaps. Bill concluded his presentation by noting that the most effective way for us to support our local nonprofit agencies is by asking them directly,"what do you need?" Thank you, Bill, for the time and energy you put into planning this educational presentation; in addition, thank you to our Education, Events and Membership Committees for collaborating and organizing such an enjoyable event.
To view Bill's full PowerPoint presentation and photos from this event, click here.
Do you know of any women, age 25 and older, who are working to better their lives by furthering their education? Please share our Wickline Scholarship opportunity. Applications are available online (here). All applications must be submitted by 5 PM on March 10th.
Our 2017 grant ballot will be sent to the membership for voting on March 13, 2017. All members current on their annual membership dues at the end of the day on March 12, 2017 will receive a 2017 grant ballot.
The success of WFED is built upon the continued support and participation of each of our members! Thinking about joining? Need to renew? Click the button below to join or renew today.
WCGN is looking for committee members who might consider working on the following committees: Programming, Communications, Membership, and Development. This is an opportunity to work with women all over the country who have the same passion, and whose ideas and experiences stregthen the WCGN. To learn more about WCGN, please visit their website. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email WFED Chair, Robyn Parker, here.
A heartfelt thank you to our Gold Sponsor, US Bank.