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Northwest Minnesota Women's Fund Requests Proposals for Women's History Month Programs


The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund is seeking proposals for up to $1,500 that will support programs in celebration of Women’s History Month. Preference will be given to projects that reflect the National Women’s History Month theme: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Programs must take place within the timeframe of the month-long celebration in March 2016.

The Women’s Fund will consider grant applications from school districts, universities and colleges, nonprofit organizations, historical societies, and community service groups. Counties served by the Women’s Fund are Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.

Funds may be used for speakers, educational materials, and program delivery expenses for seminars, conferences and workshops that are being held in the 12-county service area. Funds are not available for scholarships (higher education). The number of awards and dollar amounts will be determined by how many qualified applications are received.

To qualify for consideration, events must be open to the public, non-discriminatory, and appeal to all women, regardless of age, race, and educational attainment. There will be a number of grants up to $1500 available to qualified applicants. Requirements include clear goals and action steps for completing the project:

• Description of working relationship(s) with other partner(s) and/or funding sources

• Potential success of the program

• Evidence of an evaluation plan

The deadline for submission of proposals is December 1, 2015. Funds will be awarded by January 1, 2016. The application is available on the NMF web site (Find a Fund/NW MN Women’s Fund), or contact Brina at 218-759-2057 or 800-659-7859,


The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund develops resources and serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for women and girls. They envision a region where women and girls reach their full potential and work toward that end through grants, scholarships, education, and recognition programs. It is a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.


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