FUNDING GUIDELINES

Please read these guidelines before applying


All recognized campus offices and groups are eligible for funding, including student groups, academic departments, other university offices, staff and faculty organizations. Our aim is to help foster your ideas about empowering and supporting women, educating the campus about women's issues, and stimulating engagement in conversations about gender. We're excited about hearing your voices and ideas as we work collaboratively to empower women.

APPLY ONLINE  -> CFW Grants

Proposals must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the anticipated event.

Funding is available in the areas of:

Multicultural Programming
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
Women's Health
Women's Leadership
Women Staff Programming

All recognized campus offices and groups are eligible for funding, including student groups, academic departments, other university offices, staff and faculty organizations. Our aim is to help foster your ideas about empowering and supporting women, educating the campus about women's issues, and stimulating engagement in conversations about gender. We're excited about hearing your voices and ideas as we work collaboratively to empower women.

Multicultural - up to $100
Women staff programming - up to $100
Love your Body/body image - up to $100
DV Awareness - up to $100
Sexual Assault Awareness - up to $100
Women in Leadership - up to $100
Women's Health - up to $100
Men's Programming - up to $100

NOTE: Funds will be distributed as a first-come, first-served basis, until the designated amounts are allocated.

NOTE: Groups desiring FSM Center for Women co-sponsorships for programs that do not involve funding from us and/or are not related to any of the above topics, may fill out our co-sponsorship request form (link) We evaluate these requests according to our mission and occasionally distribute funding up to $100. Please do not apply for both a grant and a co-sponsorship for the same event or program. We will not fund both for the same event and recommend a grant proposal if your interest is within the topic areas.

APPLY ONLINE  -> CFW Grants

Guidelines

  • Funding will support a variety of programmatic and educational formats, including passive programming (posters and signs); lectures, speakers, panels;

  • The proposed event or program must forward the mission of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

  • We will favor a collective proposal from two or more groups who want to work together.

  • Awardees must acknowledge the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women as a major funder on all materials and at the event if there is an event.

  • The programming or event must be held on campus and serve the campus community but can include broader community as participants, audience or beneficiaries

  • The proposed program cannot be offered at the same time as a regularly scheduled FSM Center for Women event that is focused on the same target audience

  • We will not cover the cost of alcohol.

  • We will not subsidize fund raisers but fund raising can be a side component of what you propose (e.g. program on AIDS can have a mechanism for collecting money for an AIDS program if that is not the primary purpose)

  • The sponsors cannot charge admission

  • A group on its own may not have more than one award a year, but may be included with another group in a different proposal.

Tips for a successful application

  • The proposal must be specific. Statements such as "We want to do something on body image" are not sufficient. What do you want to do and why do you want to do it?

  • The proposed budget must be specific. On what will you spend the funds and what will each item cost?

Program Examples

The following are examples of the types of programs we might fund but please do not allow these examples to limit your creativity.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (must take place during the month of April): flyers with information about sexual assault; speakers and panels discussing the issue; Take Back the Night March

  • Women's Leadership: Presentation by a woman leader; workshop on leadership for women; information about how women leaders got to their positions

  • Women's Health: Cervical health; condom distribution with related program; heart health; breast cancer awareness; speakers and information about Sexually Transmitted Infections; speaker on making decisions about sex