Applications for the 2017 NWPC Foundation grant are now closed. 

Please return soon for information on the 2018 grant process.

 

NWPC Foundation Grant Application Process

Grants from the NWPC Foundation will be made annually.  Below is the application for the grants and the criteria. The process will be very similar in the future, and will give you an idea of what's involved.


Following is a summary of the 2017 grant program, guidelines, eligibility requirements, and the application to be completed in order to be considered for the grants. Download the application below for guidelines, eligibility requirements, and the application to be completed in order to be considered for the grants.

TOTAL GRANT PROGRAM AMOUNT FOR 2017:
$6500 The Board of Directors has approved a total of $6500 for 2017 Grant Program. Grant distribution shall be made in awards ranging from a maximum of $2500 to a minimum of $500.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the grants will be for educational program of the grantee’s choosing, with a strong membership component. 

“Educational programs” may include activities similar to those listed below, but are not limited to those listed.  The educational program must be consistent with the mission and values of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Inc.

  • Conduct public education training sessions about participation in the political process
  • Educate candidates on public issues or conduct candidate campaign schools
  • Publish legislative scorecards (with certain restrictions)
  • Prepare candidate questionnaires (with certain restrictions)
  • Sponsor candidate debates (with certain restrictions)
  • Engage in legislative issue advocacy and education
  • Conduct non-partisan, get-out-the-vote voter registration and education drives

A strong “Membership component” must be included in each grant applications.  The applicant must outline how their proposed program will help to increase membership in the National Women’s Political Caucus, including membership increase goals, outreach strategies, and methods to communicate with diverse communities.

ELIGIBILITY:
Grants shall be made to Local and State Caucus chapters of NWPC Inc. in good standing which shall include being current on the portion of dues owed to National for their membership as well as having their current bylaws on file at the National office and being in compliance with all NWPC Inc. requirements for Local and State Chapters.

GRANT PROCESS:
Grants shall be given on a competitive basis and judged on the merits of the program being proposed. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation by the deadline set in the calendar for 2016 Grant Program below. Grants will be awarded to the best grant proposals selected by the Foundation Board. Grant Programs must be completed by May 1, 2017 with Final Reports submitted by that date on the Form provided by the Foundation.

ALLOWABLE GRANT REQUEST AMOUNTS:
Applicants may apply for grants in amounts ranging from $2500 maximum to $500 minimum.

BUDGET AND MATCHING FUND REQUIREMENT:
The Applicant shall submit an itemized Budget for their Project on the form provided by the Foundation in the 2016 Grant Application (attached).

The Foundation shall fund up to 75% of the Total Cost of the Applicants’ program/project.  Applicants must provide a 25% match for the program/project being funded.

APPLICATIONS:  
Applicants shall apply for a grant using the Grant Application provided by the Foundation in the Call for Grant Applications.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & PHOTOS:
Applicants shall include an acknowledgement of funding from the National Women’s Political Caucus Foundation on printed materials, and in any publicity of the program or event.

Applicant shall forward photos of the event to the NWPC Foundation as part of the Final Report or sooner, for the use of the Foundation in printed or online news about the NWPC Foundation.

CALENDAR:
March 15, 2017 -- Issue RFP
April 30, 2017 -- Grant Proposal Deadline
June 30, 2017 --  Judge Proposals
July 28, 2017 -- Award Funds at the NWPC Convention/Foundation Annual meeting
May 1, 2018 --  Applicants’ programs must be completed and Final Report Submitted

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND REPORT TO:
NWPC Foundation
6026 McGee
Kansas City, MO  64113

Or electronically to: nwpc-foundation@outlook.com

Download the 2017 NWPC Foundation Grant Program PDF version.

Download the 2017 NWPC Foundation Grant Application PDF Version.