How to apply

Please carefully review the grant application process and qualifications to fully understand how our grant process works. Grants provided by 100 Women Strong OHIO are non-renewable. However, an organization may submit a new application after two giving cycles for continued funding.

PHASE I. Full Grant Application (PDF emailed to by June 30th)

Please submit ONE PDF Saved As your Organization Name and Date Submitted.

For example: 100WOMENSTRONGOHIO 6-30-20

Page 1: Cover Letter

  • Founding, History and Mission

  • Requested Dollar Amount*

  • Project Description and/or General Operation Needs Outline

  • Contact Person/Information


Page 2: Executive Summary of Project Description and/or General Operation Needs

Page 3: Board of Directors - List

Page 4: 501C3 Determination Letter

Page 5: Financial Statement

  • 2-Year Audited Financial Statement or Form 990

PHASE II. Selection of Semi-Finalists: Site Visits and/or Interviews: (January or August)*

  1. 100 Women Strong OHIO will select grant candidates and conduct site visits and/or interviews during the months of January or August.

  2. The objective of the site visit and/or interview is to complete a general due diligence review and to investigate and resolve any questions.

  3. 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. An interview schedule will be established prior to the visit.

*Because of current Covid-19 restrictions, Phase II will take place virtually.

PHASE III. Grant Finalists

  1. Each Grant Nominee finalist will be notified and asked to send a representative to present a short presentation (~5 minutes) at our 100 Women Strong OHIO Giving circle event (February and September).

  2. 100 Women members will then vote on the finalists, with each 100 Women Strong OHIO member casting one vote and the majority deciding on the grant recipient.


Please Consider:


*At this time, we are able to grant $20,000 to the organization with the highest number of votes. The two remaining organizations are granted $2500.

A successful organization who receives funds is not eligible to reapply for 2 giving cycles.


Voting will take place by secret ballot and simple majority wins.


Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw.

100 Women Strong OHIO receives many applications for support. Please make your application as thorough as possible by considering the following.

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