Guidelines: 2017 Request for Grant Proposals

In 2017, 4Girls Foundation will offer a limited grant cycle focusing on organizations in Florida and Texas. No international grants will be funded. However, 4Girls welcomes information on all programs serving women and girls. 

Our Mission

4Girls Foundation, Inc. invests in initiatives giving a voice to girls and women by providing individuals opportunities to enrich their lives and by supporting organizations committed to strengthening the live of girls, women, families, and communities.

Grant Making

4Girls Foundation supports grants for non-profit organizations whose programs align with the foundation’s mission. Grants can range from $1,000 to $25,000. Grants will be awarded based on (1) how the applicant organization’s mission and objectives align with 4Girls’ mission and funding objectives, (2) how the proposed project or program aligns with 4Girls’ mission and funding objectives, (3) the structure and programmatic needs of the grantee, and (4) 4Girls’ funding plan.

4Girls Foundation funding supports initiatives within its 4 program areas:

  • Education
  • Expanding Economic Opportunities
  • Health and Wellness
  • Women’s Rights

Proposals that serve disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable individuals and communities will be prioritized. 4Girls Foundation is a 501(c) (3) private family foundation.

Funding Eligibility

Grantee organizations must have valid 501(c)(3) non-profit status. While 4Girls gives priority to programming within the United States, there are no geographic restrictions to its grant program. In 2017, however, 4Girls will not be awarding international grants. 

4Girls Foundation will not make grants available to:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual preference, marital status, race, or religion
  • Organizations and programs designed to promote candidates to public office or for any political gain
  • Individuals or groups to pay off debts or existing obligations
  • Cover general operating expenses if these exceed more than 25% of the grant request.

Past recipients of 4Girls grants may re-apply for continuation of existing project or program or may apply for funding for a new program, project or event.

Application Period:

Proposals for grants will only be accepted July 1, 2017 through July 30, 2017.

Process for Grant Submission

Organizations should submit a completed grant application along with all supporting materials (see application for list of items) to Elsy Bello Gomez, Executive Director of 4Girls Foundation, Inc. After completing the ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION, please mail or email the above required documents to:

Elsy Bello Gomez

Executive Director

4Girls Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 660870

Miami, Florida 33266

EMAIL: grants (@)

Funding Period

4Girls will award grants for (1) 1-time projects or events, (2) short-term projects (projects ranging from a term of months or seasonal), or projects running from 1 to 3 years in length. However, all projects funded receiving a 2017 grant must begin before September 1, 2018.

Funding Amount

4Girls will review proposals for projects with costs ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. A detailed, itemized project budget must be included in the proposal. 4Girls will not review proposals that fail to include a detailed explanation of the costs of the proposed project. For projects that exceed $25,000, please contact Elsy Bello Gomez at grants ( @ )

Grant Review

4Girls Foundation will make all efforts to respond to every organization concerning inquiries or the status of an application. 4Girls will notify organizations of its interest in a proposal. This notification may take the form of a request for follow-up. All grants will be awarded by November 30, 2017.

Please note: Inquiries into 4Girls’ grant program, communication with 4Girls, and/or submission of a grant proposal does not guarantee funding, nor does it guarantee a response from the foundation.

Grant Monitoring and Reporting

4Girls Foundation will monitor the grant project and the grantees’ compliance with all grant requirements. The grantee must provide all project data, reporting, and allow site visits as requested within the time frame specified by 4Girls in the Grantee’s Award and Acceptance Agreement.


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