Date: July 23rd, 2015

Women’s Fund Announces Grant Opportunity

The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. announces its Mental Health Prevention and Intervention Grant Program. The Women’s Fund is seeking grant proposals from 501(c)(3) charitable Rock County organizations and municipalities offering projects or programs that serve the mental health needs of women and girls.

After the Winter 2015 series of discussions held in the community, mental health prevention and intervention services for women and girls in Rock County were identified as a funding priority. Services eligible for grant funding may include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, caregiver stress, addictions, work/family stress, and eating disorders.

Both prevention and/or response programs are eligible.  Training programs for targeted audiences, support groups, mentoring programs, resource identification, and other related programs are examples for possible grant support.  Collaborations throughout Rock County are encouraged.

Requests from individuals are not eligible.  The Women’s Fund aims to strengthen programs and encourage projects likely to make a significant difference in the quality of life for women and girls in Rock County.  Grant applications are available at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin website www.cfsw.org and must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM September 15, 2015.  Proposals of up to $20,000 will be considered.

The Women’s Fund was established in 2003 to be a perpetual source of local support for women and girls of Rock County. The Women’s Fund advisory board is charged with the tasks of raising endowment dollars and awarding meaningful grants to nonprofit organizations offering programming essential to the changing needs of women and girls.

For more information, contact Jane Maldonis at the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin at jane@cfsw.org, 608-758-0883 or visit www.cfsw.org.