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Community Partnerships Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States to Support Women
and Girls, Environment, and Human Rights in Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

07/26/19 12:00 PM Noon EST


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Grants of up to $2,500 to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for operating support and programs that address community needs where the Funding Source operates. Funding is intended for organizations that are working to address local issues; commit to fostering community development; and align with one or more of the Foundation's core areas of funding: Environment, Women and Girls, and Human Rights.

Applications from eligible organizations will be reviewed by an employee committee facilitated by the Social Consciousness team with consideration for:
- Organization’s need and impact in its community
- Relationship with EILEEN FISHER or its stores, employees, customers or business partners
- Geographic diversity
- Clear use of funds
- Alignment with the mission and areas of funding
- Role in building a thriving inclusive local community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175961

Estimated Size of Grant:

Cash grants of up to $2,500 are awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be located within 25 miles of an EILEEN FISHER office, retail store or showroom.

EILEEN FISHER is located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

The Community Partnerships Grant does not fund:
- Organizations that promote the views of a specific political party or religion
- Medical or academic institutions
- Cultural institutions, such as museums
- Research
- Event sponsorships
- National or international initiatives

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 deadlines will be at 12:00 PM Noon EST on the following dates:
- February 1
- April 26
- July 26
- October 25

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the online form and evaluated following each quarterly deadline. No mailed or emailed proposals will be reviewed. All applicants will be notified of a decision within six weeks of the deadlines listed above. Please consider this review and processing time when applying for time-sensitive requests.

Once a nonprofit has received a monetary donation from EILEEN FISHER – either through the Community Partnerships Grant Program or another EILEEN FISHER grant, donation or charitable partnership – in a given calendar year, it is no longer eligible to apply for the Community Partnership Grant program until the following calendar year.

Please note that the funding source is unable to respond to individual phone calls or emails related to an organization’s eligibility or application status. It is up to the interested organization to self-assess its eligibility and determine if it should apply. Organizations should reference the application platform for application status updates and technical support.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

As of January 2019, the application platform has changed, and you may be required to create a new account if your organization is not yet registered with the Benevity Causes Portal.

Call: 800-445-1603

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USA: Arizona;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Illinois;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Missouri;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   Ohio;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington

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