Womenade Boston Grant Making


Womenade Boston is dedicated to philanthropic efforts that raise awareness and funds for programs that positively impact the lives of women and girls in the greater Boston area. We fund organizations serving people and communities from Boston out to the I-495 corridor.

We conduct a two-part evaluation process each year, beginning with Letters of Inquiry from interested organizations, followed by an invitation-only full grant application process and site visit. An Evaluation Committee works to narrow the pool of applicants to a group of finalists who make live presentations to our members.

Our evaluation process spans 6 months, beginning in January of each year, and culminating in our annual voting meeting in June, where giving circle members cast their votes to award our grants for the year.

In 2020, Womenade intends to make at least four grants of between $20,000 and $25,000.


Grantmaking is open for 2020!

Click the links below to learn about the GRANT MAKING GUIDELINES and our APPLICATION PROCESS.


General Grant Making timeline:

Friday, January 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

March 23 - May 1, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Letters of Inquiry DUE by 5 p.m.

Full grant proposal invitations issued

Summary proposals due

Grant proposals DUE by 5 p.m.

Proposal review and site visits to applicants

Grant finalists notified

Meeting of the Womenade Boston membership to vote on grant recipients for 2020