We fund projects that promote good health, education and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries. We are dedicated to educating and inspiring people to make a difference and fight global poverty through the power of collective giving.

Dining for Women selects one outstanding recipient each month and promotes him or her throughout the month at chapter meetings, through mailings, social media and online communications. Beneficiaries are assigned to be presented in a specific month based on thematic area and geography.

Dining for Women awards grants of $35,000-50,000 that can be disbursed in one distribution or that can be taken in up to two equal distributions spanning a two-year period.

Guiding Principles

  • To maximize educational opportunities for DFW members, over the course of a year, DFW will strive to fund projects that address the diverse issues, needs and geography of women and girls.
  • Funded projects will address one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Funded projects will create lasting change in the lives of affected women and/or girls.
  • Projects provide solutions that have been identified by the women and/or girls receiving services and should actively include their perspectives.
  • The beneficiary must be able to demonstrate the direct impact of the funded project and demonstrate the methods and capacity to monitor and evaluate the project.
  • Beneficiaries are sustainable organizations with multiple sources of funding.

Lines of projects:

  1. Supporting women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries
    1. (defined as living on $1.90 a day or less)
  2. Address one or more of the following topics/needs:
    1. Education and vocational training
    2. Improve the health of women and girls:
      1. Physical health
      2. Emotional / Psychological Health
      3. Maternal health
      4. Sexual and reproductive rights
    3. Economic empowerment
    4. Clean water, sanitation and a healthy environment
    5. Improving food security, regenerative agriculture and nutrition
    6. Trafficking in persons: prevention, rescue and reintegration
    7. Leadership Training
    8. Advocacy for policies that promote gender equality, peace and security

Application deadline: 24 October 2019

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