While we evaluate each grant opportunity on its own merits, we strive to balance taking well-calculated risks and new programs with supporting core activities. Much of our funding is two-year grants, but some is for shorter periods.
WGA awards grants to organizations that serve women and girls in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns Counties. We strive to make strategic, research-based grants that apply creative solutions to critical needs, focus on equitable grantmaking and produce measurable impact on the lives of women and girls.
WGA Grants Decision Team
Funding for our annual grant pool is driven by member contributions, annual spending from our endowment and additional grant pool gifts.
The entire Grants Process is member-driven, with approximately 70 volunteer Grants Committee Members guiding grants from decision to evaluation.
We strive not only to be good stewards of our investment, but to also share learnings and fine-tune projects as we go. We utilize research to make sure we focus on the greatest areas of impact for women and girls in Northeast Florida.
Like the world we live in, our grantmaking strategy has evolved to address pressing issues for women and girls. However, our goals and guiding principles have remained fairly constant.
In our grantmaking, we: