The Granting Process

Each year, we select three deserving programs and organizations to receive our grant funding. Through careful research, discussion, and leadership, we narrow down applicants and use the following year to learn about each of the finalists before granting funds at our annual awards celebration.

Award Allocation

How are grants awarded?

  1. Members contribute to the Women & Philanthropy fund through their annual membership investment.
  2. Throughout the year, we learn about our three 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 three finalists.
  4. At our annual awards ceremony, we celebrate the finalists and award grants out of the Women & Philanthropy fund.


Women & Philanthropy members will vote on fund allocation of our current grant partners in April 2019.


Hope Grows: A Garden Based Nutrition Program for Youth Cancer Survivors.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RD, FAND

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The Carmen Collection: Untold Stories Through Time and Change
The Ohio State University Archives
The Ohio State University Sesquicentennial

Tamar Chute, University Archivist

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Practicing Mindfulness for Healthy Aging in Women
The Ohio State University Department of Psychology

Ruchika Prakash, PhD

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