Grant Applications

Guidelines for Grant Applications

The Fall River Women’s Union accepts requests from 501(c)3 non-profit agencies aiding women, children, and families throughout the greater Fall River area.

Donations for projects and programs are awarded in the Fall of each year, and funds for camperships and summer programs are given in the Spring.

For Fall allocations – Applications must be received by August 31st. For Summer programs – Applications must be received by April 30th . Overview of the Guidelines for submission

Only 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organizations serving women and children in the Greater Fall River area may apply. A copy of your 501(c)(3) approved letter from IRS must be included with this funding application even if you have submitted one in the past.

FRWU requires organizations to obtain and submit at least two written bids for any equipment and/or materials requested and the time frame these prices will be in effect with this application. An effort should be made to obtain the best price possible; this includes any discounts or special prices for non-profit organizations. Specialized equipment where only one source is available is exempted from obtaining more than one bid; however, that one written bid must be submitted with the application.

If your organization is governed by a Board of Directors or Trustees, please attach a list of the governing body.

A written statement must be provided indicating that your organization is free of outstanding indictments, litigation, convictions or conflicts of interest that would prevent it from properly qualifying to receive funding. If any such circumstances are present, a written explanation must be provided.

You must use all funds awarded to you within one year from the date of receipt. If not, contact the FRWU to explain why you were not able to move forward.

The application must be completed and signed by the Executive Director of your organization.

Please note that no funding request for general operating expenses will be reviewed.

You are required to provide a Follow-Up Report when the project is complete.

Download the Grant Application Form

Download the Follow-Up Reporting Form