The Granting Process

Each year, we select deserving programs and organizations to receive our grant funding. 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 three finalists.
  4. We celebrate the finalists and award grants out of the Women & Philanthropy fund.

2020-2021 Grant Partners

Thinking Outside of the Box to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
The Ohio State University Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience

Dr. Laurence Coutellier



REACH for Commercialization
The Ohio State University Office of Research

Drs. Mary Juhas and Caroline Crisafulli



Meditation Ocean
Wexner Center for the Arts

Jennifer Lange, Dionne Custer Edwards, Johanna Burton, Hope Ginsburg



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