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Each year, we select deserving programs and organizations to receive grant funding from our membership pool.

Through careful research, discussion and leadership, we narrow down applicants, and those selected as finalists present their project or research proposal to our membership. Our members can learn about and ask questions of each partner before voting on the amount of funding they will receive. Funds are released within the same academic year to be put to immediate use for program and research efforts as well as new and innovative projects.


Award Allocation

How are grants awarded?

  1. Members contribute to the Women & Philanthropy fund through their annual membership investment.
  2. We learn about our grant finalists and what they hope to achieve through their program or research.
  3. Each member votes on how to divide funding by allocating 100 points across the selected finalists.
  4. We celebrate the finalists and award grants out of the Women & Philanthropy fund.


General Overview

  • Applicants must be current Ohio State faculty or staff.
  • Grants awarded typically range between $10k-$50k.
  • Finalists are required to present their project proposal to the full Women & Philanthropy membership for consideration.
  • Awarded grant partners will be invited to future Women & Philanthropy events to present on the outcomes and impact of their project.
  • The next application cycle will open in fall 2024.


For more information about the grant process or how to apply, please contact:

Katie Viau
Women & Philanthropy

Fall 2022 Grant Partners

Women & Philanthropy scholarships, grants, membership, programs and events are open to all regardless of sex or gender.