BECOME A GRANT READER
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio courageously invests in organizations that advance economic empowerment and leadership opportunities for women and girls. We mobilize the collective power and passion of all people working together to create social change that transforms lives.
We believe in trusting women and girls as leaders in their own communities and giving them a seat at the table when we invest in them. We also bring together a diverse community of grant readers to help inform our investments. Grant readers’ recommendations are critical to the application review process.
That’s why we need you to join us! Your voice and experience matter in the movement to create social change.
The virtual grant readings session will be on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
The Women’s Fund believes that all people should have an opportunity to be heard. Anyone residing in central Ohio who is high school-aged or older is encouraged to apply. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse grant reading program that reflects the communities we serve. Those chosen as grant readers are trained to review and score grant applications to ensure The Women’s Fund’s investments in the community are impactful. Please feel free to share this application with anyone you think may also be interested in participating.
The application will remain open through November 9 at 5 PM but capacity is limited. We will notify you by November 13 if demand has exceeded capacity.
To accelerate gender equality, The Women’s Fund raises the dollars to fund social changemakers. We value your time and talent, and also ask that you invest. An investment of any amount amplifies impact.
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 students 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 people who participate make meaningful connections with others who share a passion for causes that impact women and girls.
WHAT’S YOUR COMMITMENT?
You’ll attend a one-day event with training to learn about the grant making process and also convene with a small group to discuss the grant applications you reviewed and determine a consensus score for those applications.
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.