Canadian Women’s Foundation Girls’ Fund Grants

*Announcing: **2012 **GIRLS’ FUND GRANTS - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS***

** **

Dear Friends,****

Canadian Women’s Foundation is pleased to inform you that we are *now
accepting proposals for our Girls’ Fund grants*.  ****

Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada’s national public foundation
dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We fund organizations
across Canada that are using the most effective approaches to ending
violence against women, helping women move out of poverty and building
strong, resilient girls. We give particular priority to funding work with
women and girls who face multiple challenges.****

The *Girls’ Fund* supports programs working with *girls aged 9 to 13*, to
develop the resiliency to move successfully through adolescence and into
adulthood.  We are interested in funding ongoing programs that help build
strong, confident girls.  This year we are adding a new focus on enhanced
group mentoring as part of the girls programs. Organizations should *read
the criteria and instructions carefully* to understand the types of grants
and determine if their program fits the eligibility criteria.  We expect to
select approximately 25 proposals for four year funding.****

You may apply for a grant in one of three ways:****

**a)        **Girls Program grants – ranging in size from $25,000 to
$40,000 per year; ****

**b)        **Girls Program grants plus an enhanced group mentoring
component – an additional $25,000 to $40,000 per year would be available
for the group mentoring component for two years and then declining amounts
in the following years;****

**c)        **Network grants – ranging in size from $25,000 to $40,000 per
year.****

The *submission deadline is December 20, 2011*.  Applications postmarked
after this date will not be considered.  ****

The *guidelines and* *application forms are now available at *
www.canadianwomen.org.  The guidelines and application can be found by
clicking on ‘Grants and Resources’.  Please download the form and the
accompanying guidelines and review carefully.  ****

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Malcolm, Director, Girls’
Fund at 416-365-1444 ext 235 or 1-866-293-4483 ext 235 or
bmalcolm@canadianwomen.org. ****

Thank you for your continued work on behalf of girls in Canada.****

** **

Maureen Adams****

Vice President, Grants and Community Initiatives****

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*These grants are made possible through the generous support of:*

Nancy Baron of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation; Ann Southam Empowerment
Fund; Zukerman Family Foundation; RBC Foundation; Dr Lori Egger and Stephen
Laut; Canadian Natural Resources Ltd; Lynda Hamilton; Hbc; Rogers Media; TD
Bank Financial Group; Women of Influence; and individual donors across the
country.****
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