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2019 Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Process

WIN invites Nebraska nonprofit organizations and members of the University of Nebraska community to submit a two-page Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by February 18 for consideration in our annual grant process. From the WIN Grants Committee review of LOIs in March, 12 to 16 organizations or programs will be invited to submit full grant proposals by April 22.

Letters of Inquiry for the 2018-19 grant cycle are due by Feb. 18, 2019.

LOI Tips:

  • In the narrative, be as clear and focused as possible about how your organization/project would make best use of a grant of $80,000 or more.
  • An email confirming receipt of your LOI will be sent within a week of submission. Submission of a letter does not guarantee formal consideration for funding. 
  • Selected Requests for Proposal (RFPs) will be sent at the end of March (due April 22), with awards being announced in the Fall of 2019 and funds being available for use by Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Proposals involving collaborative approaches to problem solving should originate with the lead organization serving as fiscal agent for management and utilization of funds.
  • Organizations that have received past WIN grants may submit LOIs after their grant period and all reporting is completed, and will be evaluated with the same criteria for innovation and bold problem-solving as other grant seekers.

In your two-page letter, please include:

  • Project name, primary contact name, e-mail and phone
  • Project description
  • Project category
               Arts and Culture                       Education, Environment
               Health and Human Services       Civic and Community
  • Population served
               Youth                                       Family
               Adults                                      Women
               Women and Children                 Animals
  • Estimated project budget
  • Critical need being addressed
  • Organization Information required   



Primary applicant
Year incorporated
University campus
Federal tax ID
College, department
501(c)3 public charity designation
Website address
Website address
Project collaborators
List of key project leaders
Annual budget
List of key project leaders

 Please submit all letters of inquiry to:

Lori Shriner
Women Investing in Nebraska
1010 Lincoln Mall Ste 300
Lincoln NE 68508

NOTE: Only complete letters e-mailed or postmarked by February 18 will be considered.

For additional information, contact:
Carly Wegner

Lori Shriner

Director of Membership Director of Communication, Education & Grants
Women Investing in Nebraska Women Investing in Nebraska
402-504-3327 402-458-1209




"Women are reshaping the world."

-Colleen Willoughby, Founder and former president of the Washington Women's Foundation