Women’s & Girls’ Fund accepting letter of intent for 2020 grant cycle

September 18, 2019 /

The Women’s & Girls’ Fund is accepting letters of intent for its 2020 grant cycle.

WGF, a leadership initiative of Kern Community Foundation, is awarding up to $50,000 to Kern County education and training programs that serve local women or girls within the focus area of education and training. 

“Since its inception, the Women’s and Girls’ Fund has provided over $370,000 in grants to local nonprofits that serve women and girls, primarily in the area of educational attainment,” said WGF Vision Committee Vice-Chair Cathy Bennett, who is also the Facilitator of the Fund’s Grants Allocation Committee.

WGF values social change grant making that emphasizes finding long-term solutions to societal problems facing women and girls in all parts of Kern County, says a news release.

“The Grants Allocation Committee at the Fund is always impressed and inspired by the breadth and depth of service our local nonprofits provide, which always makes it hard to choose our grant recipients,” Bennett said.

Organizations interested must submit a letter on intent through Kern Community Foundation’s Online Grants Platform, at kernfoundation.org/grants, by 5 p.m. Nov. 8.

Those applying should have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation or fiscal sponsor. All organizations seeking funds must have a presence in Kern County and all programs must benefit women and/or girls within Kern County.

Agencies must also comply with Kern Community Foundation’s grant-making guidelines, which include:

  • Being registered with Kern Community Foundation through the same Online Grants Platform that can be accessed above.
  • Having a Silver or higher transparency rating on GuideStar.org