Central Minnesota Community Foundation Women's Fund Opens Annual Grant Round

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

St. Cloud, Minn. – The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its two annual grant rounds. The Central Minnesota Women’s Fund Grant as well as the Julianne Williams Fund Grant rounds will be open through September 30, 2021. 

The first grant round is through the Women’s Fund. It provides funding to projects and programs that focus on:

  • Girls ages 10-18
  • Women in transition
  • Elder women

The second grant opportunity is from the Julianne Williams Fund. The Julianne Williams Fund was established to honor the life of Julianne Marie Williams, and reflect the essence of Julianne by promoting self-esteem, safety, confidence and overall empowerment of girls and young woman through outdoor activities.  

For both grant rounds, programs or projects must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit, school or government entity and serve within 30-mile radius of St. Cloud. Online applications can be found at www.communitygiving.org/grants

The Women’s Fund granted a total of $60,000 last year and the Julianne Williams fund granted $14,405 to local organizations. The Women’s Fund is supported by local donors through direct gifts and through proceeds from the annual fundraiser Dancing with Our Stars. 

Since 2002, the Women's Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation has been dedicated to strengthening the community by improving the lives of women and girls. The Women's Fund has granted over $1.6 million to support local programs in three core focus areas: girls age 10-18, women in transition and elder women.

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local community. Since 1985, CMCF has grown to over $110.5 million in assets and awarded over $122.5 million in grants to non-profits The CMCF is governed by a local board of directors and is a partner of CommunityGiving, which is a collaborative of community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors.  Collectively, CommunityGiving administers over 880 funds totaling more than $153 million. Learn more at CommunityGiving.org/CentralMN.