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Quality of Life: NWF seeks applications for Women’s Fund

BEMIDJI – The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund is calling for funding proposals for programs and services that benefit women and girls within the 12 county Northwest Minnesota Foundation service area.

The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund develops resources and serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for women and girls, envisioning a region where women and girls reach their full potential and work toward that end through grants, scholarships, education, and recognition programs.

The Women’s Fund will consider grant applications for up to $2,500.

To qualify for consideration, applications must support the mission and vision of the Women’s Fund. Priority will be given to applications that support the Women’s Fund goals, including developing entrepreneurial and economic opportunities for women, supporting programs that lead to a safer environment for women and girls, building networks of women in leadership positions throughout the region and encouraging and equipping women and girls to achieve their full potential.

Grant funds can be used for speakers, educational materials, program delivery expenses, research projects, and for professional development. However, funds are not available for college scholarships.

There are several criteria for selection and the deadline for proposals is Nov. 1.

Grant applications and guidelines are available on the NMF website (Designated Component Funds/NW MN Women’s Fund), or contact Peggy at 218-759-2057 or 800-659-7859, e-mail

Counties served by NMF are Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.

The grants will be awarded by Dec. 1.