Grant FAQ's

How should I submit my Application Proposal?

Full proposals are submitted online. See the Important Dates page in this section for deadlines, and the How to Apply page for application instructions.

May I send additional materials with the proposal such as one of our photos or brochures?

A maximum of 3 images may be uploaded that may assist in further explaining your request. No videos are permitted, images only.

Who can we contact to discuss our grant application?

For technical questions regarding our online application, please contact SlideRoom at

For questions regarding WRWF guidelines or process, you may email If we have questions about your proposal, we will contact you.

Wood River Women’s Foundation is committed to a fair, unbiased process. We do not accept any unsolicited communication related to topics other than questions about the guidelines or application process.

What is your Grant Decision Policy?

The total grant pooled amount is dependent on the number of women who join year to year. Nonprofits receiving the highest number of votes will be awarded their grants.

Will you consider a proposal from a group of organizations collaborating on a project or program?

Yes. We encourage collaboration grants. The collaborating organizations will submit a single application. Each organization must be a 501(c)3 and may apply up to the individual maximum grant limit.

How does WRWF decide who gets the grants?

We accept proposals. Committee reviews and evaluate the applications, and will request a site visit, to select a finalist.

After each committee selects its finalist, all WRWF members receive information on the finalists. The finalists attend our Grant Presentation in March and make presentations about their proposals. WRWF members vote by individual ballot and that vote determines the grant recipients. Grant awards are announced in April.

Do you fund pooled grant proposals that expend the funds over a period of years?

No. As stated in the grant guidelines, WRWF seeks projects that expend grant funds within 12 months.

How are the funds for the Focus Grant paid out?

The $100,000 grant may be paid out over 1-2 years. Funds disbursement will be responsive to the individual grant.

Will you fund capital expenditures as part of a proposal?

Yes. We will fund capital expenditures that are clearly related to the core mission of an organization.

Once an organization receives a grant from WRWF, can it reapply the following year?

Yes. If an organization has been awarded a grant 2 consecutive years, then it can not apply the following year.

What kind of communication can we expect from WRWF during this process?

WRWF notifies all applicants at each stage of the application process, even if they do not receive a site visit, or become finalists.

Will the Pooled Fund grant be paid in a lump sum?

Yes. WRWF distributes project grants through the Idaho Community Foundation in June.

Can I apply for both the Pooled Fund Grant and the Focus Grant in the same year?

You may apply for both the Focus Grant and the Pooled Fund Grant for different programs/projects but cannot be awarded a grant from both categories.

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