Women Give San Diego is a non-profit organization with 130 members that funds programs that help women and girls of San Diego achieve economic self-sufficiency. In 2020, they expect to make approximately four grants totaling $100,000. The grants span a two-year period.  Typically, four organizations are chosen and the average grant amount, over two years, is $20,000.  Requests for Proposals are by invitation-only. You are receiving this RFP application because your organization has been selected to move forward in our grants process. 

 Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 (5:00PM Pacific)  

WGSD will fund workforce development for at risk and opportunity youth who identify as female, ages 14-21, where this focus is core to your mission and activities or you are committed to expanding to reach more girls. Examples of populations served include: pregnant and parenting youth, formerly incarcerated, and aging out of foster care.

Grants will be made to organizations providing: 

· Assistance/supportive services/solutions for cis and trans women and girls who meet the definition of at-risk and/or opportunity youth.

· Workforce development projects/programs, including skills training, access to career pathways, connections to social services support, workforce commuting initiatives (transportation).


Opportunity Youth: Youth who are neither in school or working.

At-risk youth: A child who is less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. Success can include academic success and job readiness, as well as the ability to be financially independent. It also can refer to the ability to become a positive member of society by avoiding a life of crime.

San Diego Grantmakers is the fiscal sponsor for this giving circle, and we are happy to try to answer any questions you may have --  please feel free to contact Melissa Padilla at padilla@sdgrantmakers.org.   We will notify all applicants by the end of March about the status of their proposal and if they have been selected for a site visit. 

San Diego Grantmakers