Criteria for Grantee Selection

  • Has 501c3 status or operating under a bonafide fiduciary agent or proven fiscal responsibility

  • Has a focused and well thought out project plan or use of funds offered with measurable outcomes expected

  • Has a sustainability plan, if appropriate

  • Leadership is proven and staff and expertise needed are in place or identified and available

  • Is a local Bonner County organization or benefits the local community.  All funds awarded must remain in Bonner County

  • Has completed all the required steps in a timely manner

  • Has demonstrated a compelling need for the services/project to be funded and what would the consequence be if not funded

  • Presents a budget for the project

  • Successfully articulated the reasons to support their project/organization

  • **Please review the changes to who can apply during which Grant Cycle below.**


Review Process:

  • Applications will be reviewed by a nine-person Grant Committee made up of Members of the Board and members. 

  • Thirty days prior to the membership meeting, three projects/organizations will be presented to the Board for approval to present at the biannual meeting of 101 Women. 

  • On-site visits or personal conversations may be conducted by members of the Grant Committee prior to presenting at the biannual meeting.


Selection Process:

  • After all three organizations have presented, a vote of the membership will determine the one recipient and the funds will be awarded within 7-10 days of the event date.

  • Members will be offered a token to cast their vote. One vote per member. 

  • Votes will be tallied and announced before the conclusion of the evening.



Presenters will be notified of the outcome of the membership vote the following day.


Follow Up:

  • At six months following the award, the selected recipient will be asked to provide an update on their project to the membership at the next membership event.

  • At twelve months, the award winner will present their outcomes to the membership at the next bi-annual meeting.

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