Apply for a grant

How to apply for a DFW grant

Please follow these steps:

  • Review all Dining for Women guidelines.
  • Click here for tips on a successful LOI submission.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE APRIL 2020 GRANT CYCLE: Due to the unpredictable nature of the current environment and the coronavirus pandemic, Dining for Women is temporarily reducing our Featured Grant sizes. The April 2020 Cycle is for grants to be awarded in the first half of 2021. For this period, we are accepting applications in the range of $25,000 to $35,000.
  • Ensure you have copies of the following supplemental documents: project budget, the two most recent IRS form 990 (we do not accept 990-Ns or 990-PFs), and IRS 501(c)3 determination letter. All multi-page documents must be submitted as a single file.
  • Submit a Letter of Intent (online application below) from April 1st-24th for the April Cycle and October 1 -24th for the October Cycle. Online applications close at 11:45pm EST on the last day for both cycles.  See the schedule of cycles below for more information.

Dining for Women has two annual grant cycles. Here are the schedules for those cycles.

 

Grant Cycle 1

Grant Cycle 2

April 1-April 24
Six grantees will be selected for funding as Featured grantees from January to June of the following year.
October 1 – October 24
Six grantees will be selected for funding as Featured grantees from July to December of the following year.
Grant Cycle Opens for Acceptance of Letters of Intent (LOIs)
May November Full Review of LOIs by Grant Selection Committee
June December Top 15 of LOIs are invited to Submit a Full Grant Proposal
July-August January-February Full Review of Applications by Grant Selection Committee
September March Final Approval of Grantees by Board
October April Announcement of Grantees

Contact: Director of Grants and Partnerships, Dr. Veena Khandke at 864-335-8401

Please return here April 1st and October 1st to access the online application.

The April 2020 Cycle will open on April 8, 2020. Deadline to apply is still April 24, 2020. Please return to this page on April 8 to submit your LOI.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE APRIL 2020 GRANT CYCLE: Due to the unpredictable nature of the current environment and the coronavirus pandemic, Dining for Women is temporarily reducing our Featured Grant sizes. The April 2020 Cycle is for grants to be awarded in the first half of 2021. For this period, we are accepting applications in the range of $25,000 to $35,000.