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The WIN grant cycle begins in September of each year, when WIN announces the specific Area of Giving topic for that year’s grants.
The Area of Giving topics for the next four years are:
Arts & Culture(2025)
Health & Wellness (2027)
September 2023 - February 2024
From September 2023 through February 2024, WIN organizes events aimed at educating WIN members on the current Area of Giving topic
by, 1) identifying the needs and resources of our community specific to that topic, 2) understanding how philanthropy can be most effective and, 3) maximizing the impact of a grant. Events can include a panel discussion comprised of local expertise,
small group discussions, film screenings, field trips, etc.
If you have any ideas for an event that would help educate WIN members on the specific Area of Giving, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofits associated with, or with projects that align to, the current Area of Giving should start to prepare their grant submissions.
In early January 2024, the Letter of Intent (LOI) form goes live on the WIN website!
Remember, the grant proposal topic must match the Area of Giving.
The Grants Committee starts reviewing the LOIs. The Committee members score the LOIs based
on the proposed project’s
relevance to WIN’s Grounded Giving and WIN
members’ feedback on areas of
N.B. Any potential conflicts of interest amongst the grant committee members are flagged and reviewed: members with conflicts are recused as necessary.
The Grants Committee advises those nonprofits with the strongest LOIs to
submit a full grant application no later than mid-March 2024.
Nonprofits will be notified around mid-March 2024 if they have been chosen to submit a full application.
The Grants Committee starts reviewing, vetting and evaluating the full applications and chooses the finalists.
The deadline for submitting the full application closes mid-April 2024.
The Grants Committee invites the grant finalists to a Q&A session with the Grants Committee. All WIN Members are also encouraged to attend.
If your organization is chosen as a finalist, you will be asked to attend a Q&A session in early May 2024 with Grants Committee members.
In early/mid May, Grants Committee members identify the recommended grant recipient(s) which are then submitted to the WIN membership for a final vote. Voting ends in mid May. The votes are tallied and the Grant Recipients are announced.
Grant Recipients are notified in mid-May 2024.o fill space
The 2024 Grant Recipients are honored at the WIN Grant Celebration in mid/late May. Grant Recipients are awarded one half of the grant in May. The WIN 2023 Grant Recipients are also invited to the celebration to provide updates on their grant projects.
WIN Area of Giving Circle members review the status of the May 2024 grants and determine if the second half of the grant should be awarded.
WIN 2024 Grant Recipients are asked to provide an update on the status of their project.