BECOME A GRANT READER

THE HUNTINGTON GRANT READER PROCESS

As a Grant Reader, you will participate in our grant making process up close, learn more about organizations working to create social change, and lend your voice to the process. Grant Reader scores are instrumental in determining funding decisions.

When funding programs for women and girls, we believe that women and girls are experts in their experience and should be at the table making recommendations.

WHO ARE GRANT READERS?

Are you seeking opportunities to make a difference? Grant Readers influence change by sharing their voice. They come from different neighborhoods and represent the seven counties we serve in central Ohio. They all share the common goal of wanting to transform the lives of women and girls in their own communities.

We strive to make the grant making process inclusive and transparent, recruiting a diverse group of 150 women, men, and high school girls to review grant applications.

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF BEING A GRANT READER?

After participating in grant reading, Grant Readers have a clear understanding of gender norms, gender lens, social change, and the organizations and programs that are influencing change in the community. The women, girls, and men who participate make meaningful connections with others who share a passion for causes that impact women and girls.

WHAT’S YOUR COMMITMENT?

You’ll read and score four to five proposals (the average length is 8 to 10 pages each) between October 2 and 16.

You’ll also attend a two-night commitment with night one being a training to learn about the grant making process. You can take two weeks to read and score three to four grants.

On night two, convene with a small group of women and girls to discuss the grant applications you reviewed and determine a consensus score for those applications.

After a findings presentation, the Grant Reader recommendations are shared with The Women’s Fund Grants Committee, The Women’s Fund Executive Committee, and ultimately the Board of Directors, for review and approval of funding.

Contact Melissa Faulkner at mfaulkner@womensfundcentralohio.org to learn more about being a Grant Reader.