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Apply for a Grant from AFFW

Important COVID-19 Update

We know at this time families, communities, and organizations are making needed changes to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address the community's urgent needs, AFFW has decided to pause its 2020 grantmaking cycle to make proactive emergency funds available to nonprofit organizations helping underserved women and people who identify as women. 

Be safe and well.

YWeb class 2017
The YWCA Madison's YWeb Career Academy received a grant to help fund a boot camp technology training course designed for women and people of color, who are underrepresented in the technology field.

AFFW grants help increase opportunities for education and family-sustaining jobs for underserved women and people who identify as women.

AFFW awards grants to Dane County 501(c)(3) organizations with a programmatic focus on women's economic empowerment. Starting with the 2020 grant cycle, AFFW has adopted a letter of inquiry process for its grant applications. 

Grantmaking Focus Areas and Eligibility

AFFW is interested in increasing opportunities for education and family-sustaining jobs for women and people who identify as women, especially:

  • Women of color
  • Single mothers ages 20 to 40 and girls with adult responsibilities
  • Women living in poverty and unstable economic conditions
  • Women and girls who hope for a more stable future in which they can both provide for their families' basic needs while saving for future economic goals

To be eligible for a grant from AFFW, organizations must:

1. Be exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

2. Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability or national origin

3. Be located in Dane County

For more information, visit our Nonprofit Resources