Non-profit organizations that have been vetted financially by the Community Foundation and researched with a site visit by our Grant Research committee, are invited to submit a grant application by a specific date in December. The Grant Evaluation committee reviews the applications, conducts an interview session of chosen applicants, and analyzes these potential grantees. They present their findings and recommendations to the entire membership at a meeting in early April, when votes are tallied and awards determined. A mid-grant review conducted by the Grant Monitoring committee assures that the grant money is being used as outlined in the grantee's application. A final report is submitted by each grantee after completion of the program, reviewing the activities performed and how the original goals were achieved, and noting any obstacles that were encountered.
The Women's Giving Circle is a fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County, and a member of the Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network.