Please carefully review the application and qualifications to fully understand our grant process.
PHASE I: Full Grant Application
Please complete the Google Form application. You will attach one PDF to the application with the information detailed below:
Page 1: Cover letter
Founding, history and mission of your organization
Requested dollar amount
Page 2: Executive summary of project description
Page 3: Board of Directors
Page 4: 501(c)(3) determination letter
Page 5: Financial statement
2-Year audited financial statement or Form 990
Please name the PDF with your organization and date submitted.
PHASE II: Selection of Five Semi-Finalists - Site Visits & Interviews
100 Women Strong OHIO will select grant candidates and conduct site visits and interviews.
The objective of the site visit and / or interview is to complete a general due-diligence review and to investigate and resolve any questions.
Site visits require approximately 60 minutes of dedicated time, and we require the participation of the director, program manager, or other qualified individual to represent the organization.
PHASE III: Selection of Three Grant Finalists
The selected three finalists will be notified and asked to send a representative to share a short presentation (no more than 7 minutes) at our 100 Women Strong OHIO giving circle event.
Members will then vote on the finalists, with each 100 Women Strong OHIO member casting one vote and the majority deciding on the large grant recipient.
Grants provided by 100 Women Strong OHIO are non-renewable. However, an organization may submit a new application after two calendar years for additional funding.
*Voting by members takes place by secret ballot. Simple majority determines the charity that receives the large grant.
Recent large grant recipients have been awarded between $25,000 - $35,000. The two remaining organizations are each gifted smaller grants of the same value.
100 Women Strong OHIO receives many applications for support. Please ensure your completed application is as thorough as possible by considering these questions.