Immediate Impact Fund
Women's Foundation of Oregon Immediate Impact grants are designed for organizations that meet our funding criteria to receive grants of up to $5,000 that will cover an urgent and unexpected need within six months. Applicants will receive a funding decision within three months from application. If selected, grantees will receive a check within three months of application. In our second year, the Fund will be reviewed quarterly, from July 2018-June 2019. Applications that are deemed eligible but not chosen in their initial quarter of review will be kept on file for future review.
Apply to Immediate Impact Fund: Our next quarterly review of applications will be at the end of June/early July 2019.
We are currently shifting our annual grantmaking process to be more equity informed. Please check back in late summer for additional updates.
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All of our grants are designed for general operating support. Since we are a smaller foundation, we aim to support organizations and programs whose use of the funds would provide considerable impact for their work. For a list of previous grantees and how they utilized our grants, please visit our Grantmaking page.
Specifically, we want to hear from organizations or programs that:
- Operate in the state of Oregon or Tribal Nations within Oregon state boundaries
- Serve primarily women, girls, femmes, and/or folks experiencing gender oppression (70%+ of the population served)
- Are registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organizations or a sub-program of such organizations
- Budget size does not exceed $2.5 million
Our priority funding areas will be the "Eight That Can't Wait," which Count Her In identifies as areas of urgent concern (violence against women, systemic racism, the cost of caregiving, barriers to reproductive health, the wage and wealth gap, economic fragility, mental health, and the public/private glass ceiling). Furthermore, we are looking at organizations doing thoughtful equity-informed work, supporting leadership representative of the communities they serve, and providing services to communities experiencing gender oppression at multiple intersections (race, class, geography, disability, etc).
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