Applicants must align with one or more of these key points:
1. Increasing women’s participation in decision-making. Nonprofits and applicable programs are not required to have an explicit environmental focus, but they must be able to demonstrate how their program creates positive environmental outcomes.
2. Training women and girls in climate change adaptation, mitigation and advocacy. Nonprofits and applicable programs must provide women and girls with knowledge, tools and access to contribute to climate change resiliency and/or advocate for improved climate change policies.
3. Engaging women in the sustainable economy. Nonprofits and applicable programs must create opportunities for women to pursue livelihoods that elevate them as leaders in environmental solutions while improving their well-being and that of the planet.
Organizations must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
Be an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization*
Provide direct services
Address one or more of the above key points
Program’s mission focuses primarily on individuals who identify as female
Executive leadership reflects the demographics of the program’s beneficiaries
Program has been generated by and/or co-designed with the communities it serves
Able to provide financial statements for one full year of operations
Able to complete an application and participate in an interview in English
*While organizations must be IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofits, there is no geographic restriction on the programs for which they are applying.
Additionally, the following are not eligible to apply for a grant:
Organizations that promote the views of a specific political party or religion
Organizations without executive leaders who identify as female
Organizations that do not involve beneficiaries in program design and operations
Organizations whose primary purpose is grant-making
At this time, we are funding action-oriented research through direct services organizations. Academic research and individual projects independent of a direct services partner are not eligible.