Women's Giving Circle Grant Cycle

This cycle will begin accepting applications on April 1, 2022.

The Women's Giving Circle grant cycle is NOT the same as ECCF's Community grant cycle.


April 1: Applications for the current year become available.
July 1: Deadline to submit WGC grant applications
Early to Mid November: Grant awards are announced.


2021 WGC Grant Writing Guidelines

2021 Grant Applicant Guidelines for Interpreting and Responding to Questions


ONLY requests of up to $6000 will be considered.

Funding must be used between January 1 and December 31 of the following year.

If an organization is funded by the Women's Giving Circle in two consecutive years, its application will not be considered in the third year. However, it can apply again in the fourth year.

Still not sure if your program is eligible for a Women's Giving Circle grant? Click on the chart below to see a concise summary of Women's Giving Circle and Eau Claire Community Foundation grant eligibility criteria.

Chart - What kinds of proposals do we fund?

If you determine that your organization's program is eligible for WGC grant funding, you can click on the "Apply for a WGC Grant" button below to get to the grant application through our online grant portal.

You can click on the PDF version of the Women's Giving Circle grant application if you would like to view it in its entirety: 2021 WGC Grant Application. However, all official grant applications must be submitted via the online grant portal linked below.

COLLABORATION FEATURE: You can collaborate on grant requests, so if you'd like other people in your organization to help you with the application, you can click the "Collaborate" button in the upper right hand corner of your application page to invite them. You can read the Collaborator Tutorial for more information.

Apply for a WGC Grant