Grants For Women Wellbeing Applications Available

The Women’s Health Fund (WHF) giving circles, the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) and the Circle of Friends Giving Circle (COF), are pleased to make available their annual grant opportunity to southeast Kansas nonprofits in support of the WHF mission to improve the health and wellbeing of women by supporting education, increasing awareness and sharing quality of life opportunities to benefit all women.
Please consider this mission statement as you complete your grant application.

There are two grant categories available from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Funds.
Grant requests greater than $2,000 are funded from the Women’s Giving Circle.
Grant requests $2,000 or less are funded from the Circle of Friends Giving Circle.

In 2021, the WGC awarded $36,678 to 8 SEK non-profit recipients. Awards averaged $4,585 and ranged from $810 to $12,665. The COF awarded $7,100 to 4 recipients. Awards averaged $1,775 and ranged from $1,500 to $2,000. Projects in Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette counties received funding from the two giving circles.

Project Expenses Typically NOT Funded:
Ongoing operating expenses/salaries/stipends/personnel costs

Mileage reimbursement or travel costs

Building /construction projects/capital improvements

Religious activities unless the project serves the general public regardless of religious affiliation

Political activities

Visit for more information about the WHF grant process or apply now.

Contact with any questions as you prepare your application.

We look forward to receiving your grant proposal.

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