LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Women and Philanthropy Network is accepting proposals for funding for the cycle that will begin January 2024. The deadline for proposal submission is July 31.
The grants support colleges and programs that are inspired to benefit current UK students. Up to $50,000 may be awarded per proposal and the funds are to be used between January 2024 and August 2025. Colleges and programs may submit up to two proposals, and they must be approved by the respective dean or vice president.
Submissions will be presented to the UK Women and Philanthropy Network’s Leadership Council on Sept. 15. Ten proposals will advance to be presented to the full membership of more than 200 women on Nov. 2.
The mission of the UK Women and Philanthropy Network is to motivate and unite women as leaders, donors and advocates for the University of Kentucky. This passionate group of women first awarded grants in 2009, and since that time, has awarded $ $2,878,011.50.
Visit this page to access the funding application, as well as a list of frequently asked questions.
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