Maine Women's Fund 2019 Letter of Interest Form
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This Letter of Interest form is due no later than 5:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.  


Please contact Kimberly Crichton, Grants Director, at 207-774-5513 x202 or with any questions about the application and guidelines.
Please Note: 
1) To be eligible for MWF funding, applicant organizations must demonstrate gender parity among their staff and board. 

2) Organizations who have received three immediately consecutive years of funding from the Maine Women's Fund will not be eligible to apply for a fourth year of consecutive funding. For example, organizations who received funding for 2016, 2017 and 2018, may not apply for 2019 funding. After a one year break those organizations will be eligible to re-apply to the Fund again. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us.
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Describe how your organization meets MWF eligibility expectation of gender parity among your organization's leadership: board and staff.


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Organization's mission and history (1,000 characters/20 lines of text):


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Proposal Description (1,000 characters/20 lines of text):


  • What is/are the needs/issue(s) your proposal addresses? 
  • What are the proposal goals and how do they meet the needs of women and girls in Maine?
  • How does the proposal fit within your organization's mission and what relevant experience does your organization have in addressing such issue(s)/needs? 
  • Identify the partner organizations involved and explain how you collaborate with them.


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Proposal best aligns with which funding area? There is no right or wrong answer. Reviewers note proposals often fit into multiple funding areas. This question is here to understand how your organization sees its work fitting into MWF's priority funding areas: 
Education: Programs that offer education and training which build confidence, self-reliance, independence, and safety.
Financial Skills & Literacy: Programs that increase the financial skills, opportunities and/or literacy of individuals or the 25%+ of Maine's businesses that are woman-owned.
Healthcare: Programs that provide access to and/or improve the quality of healthcare for women and girls.
Leadership: Programs that ensure women and girls of all races and classes have access to opportunities to reach their full potential.
Personal Safety: Programs that advance personal safety, including freedom from and care for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
Policy: Programs that identify gender-based disparities and implement the policies to correct them.
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What else would you like us to know? (1,000 characters maximum/20 lines of text)


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Organization Name: 


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Organization EIN#: 


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Select your organization's status: 

501 (c) (3)
Has a Fiscal Sponsor
Federally Recognized Tribal Organization

If your organization has a fiscal sponsor, provide the name, title, and email address of the Executive Director of your fiscal sponsor. 


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Proposal Contact Name:


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Proposal Contact Title:


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Proposal Contact Email:


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Proposal Contact Phone:


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Proposal Contact Street/ P. O Box Address:


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Proposal Contact City/State/Zip Code:


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Executive Director (if different from Proposal Contact): 


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Executive Director's Mailing Address (if different from Proposal Contact): 


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Executive Director's Email Address (if different from Proposal Contact): 


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Proposal Title: 


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Select the geographic area(s) reached by proposal: 

Androscoggin County
Aroostook County
Cumberland County
Franklin County
Hancock County
Kennebec County
Knox County
Lincoln County
Oxford County
Penobscot County
Piscataquis County
Sagadahoc County
Somerset County
Waldo County
Washington County
York County
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Gender, gender identity and/or gender expression of people directly reached by this proposal: 


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Race and/or ethnicity of people directly reached by this proposal: 


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Select the age(s) of the population(s) that will be directly reached by this proposal: 

Age: 17 and under
Age: 18-64
Age: 65+
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Number of people directly reached by this proposal:

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Please describe the populations this grant would reach, your organization's previous work with these populations and how these populations have actively participated in the design and implementation of the work you are requesting funding for. *Note: if you are working with a very discreet population, like that of the women's re-entry or corrections center, or a specific group of women or girls in one city/town, know that multiple applications from other organizations wishing to serve that same population can work against you in the review process as we seek to have Statewide impact. For that reason, we encourage organizations to explore collaborative opportunities and create collaborative grant applications with other organizations serving the same population whenever possible.


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Total Amount Requested. Include at least $250 in your budget to administer the Fund's common survey tool to the populations you're engaging with. Maximum request is $10,000. 


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General Operations or Project Request: 

General Operations
Project Request
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Total Organizational Budget (for general operations requests) or Total Project Budget (for project requests): 


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Has the organization applied for a grant to the Maine Women's Fund before? 

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Inclusion is an important value of ours. Please tell us about the ways your organization's board and staff reflect the communities and populations your organization reaches (e.g. class, education, age, lived experience, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sexuality, etc.).


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