BECOME A GRANT READER

GRANT READING 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 impacting social change for the sake of gender equality, we believe that we should all – women, men, all people – be at the table making recommendations.

If you are interested in being a grant reader in the future, please fill out this form. 

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 over 200 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) in October.

You’ll attend a one-day event with training to learn about the grant making process and also convene with a small group of 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.

If you are interested in being a grant reader in the future, please fill out this form.