Our 2017-2018 Grants Committee
Active Philanthropy and the Women's Board
The Women's Board raises substantial funds from its membership each year in its mission to serve the University of Chicago through active philanthropy. The Women’s Board selects diverse, critical projects to support from across the University through our Grants Committee. The Grants Committee is a diverse group of 15-20 women that convenes annually to meet for two days of intense delibration on which projects to fund. The committee is appointed annually by the Chair of the Women's Board to allocate all donations from Women's Board members throughout the year. One hundred percent of Women's Board members' contributions go directly to support our annual Grants Fund. The committee hears proposals from across the University and decides where funding should be distributed based upon pre-set criteria.
These projects, ranging from faculty research, student life, arts and cultural institutions and community outreach efforts, are integral to University life and would go unfunded without our support. Learn more about the most recent grants we have funded here.
If you are interested in applying for a Women's Board Grant please look to our most recent request for proposals. More information on our 2018-2019 grant process will be available in January 2018.
To ensure fairness, communication between proposal submitters and Grants Committee members is strictly prohibited. As such, each year's Grants Committee membership roster is kept confidential until the final funding decisions have been made after grant applicants oral presentations have been heard.