NYC Fund for Girls & Young Women of Color Fall 2018 Grant Guidelines

The New York City Fund For Girls and Young Women of Color (The Fund)* is pleased to release its Fall 2018 Grant Guidelines. The Fund invites applications from organizations that: are led by and for young cis- and trans women of color; advance the collective leadership of young women, transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color toward broad based change; use strategies of advocacy, community organizing, and long-term active participation in community and civic life; and specifically address systemic causes of racial, gender, and economic disparities faced by young women, transgender, and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth of color.

The process begins with reviewing the attached grant guidelines and submitting a Letter of Inquiry. If your organization is selected to advance to the full application stage, you will receive further instructions for next steps in the process. Only organizations invited to submit full proposals will be considered for a grant award. The deadline for submitting Letters of Inquiry is noon on June 12th, 2018.

About the New York City Fund For Girls and Young Women of Color:

The New York City Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color envisions a city that offers every opportunity for all girls and young women of color, inclusive of two-spirited, transgender and gender non-binary youth, to succeed economically and socially. A collaborative effort of a diverse and growing group of funders**, it pools philanthropic resources to invest in non-profit organizations and efforts that promote the well-being and leadership of young women of color as change agents, and partners with communities and other allies to advance cultural and systemic change through the lenses of race, gender, and economic justice.

  ** 2018 Fund members include (list in formation): Andrus Family Fund; Brooklyn Community Foundation; Cricket Island Foundation; Ford Foundation; Foundation for a Just Society; Harnish Foundation; Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation; Ms. Foundation for Women; The New York Community Trust; New York Foundation; North Star Fund; NoVo Foundation; Pinkerton Foundation; Scherman Foundation; Schott Foundation; Surdna Foundation; Stonewall Community Foundation; The New York Women’s Foundation; Third Wave Fund; William T. Grant Foundation.


 To help ‘demystify’ the process for potential new applicants, The Fund is holding an Informational Webinar onMonday, May 21, 2018, 1PM -2PM to answer any questions you may have about the grantmaking process. ToRSVP for the information session, please email [email protected] by Friday, May 18th, 2018.


Learn more and apply here