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Women join WIN with annual contributions of $2,400, $1,200 or $500.

Those annual gifts are pooled to be shared equally between the University of Nebraska projects and Nebraska-based non-profits selected by a vote of the membership. (See application information on the Apply for Grants tab.)

Also, WIN Grants, Education and Membership Committees are open to all members.
Click here for more information about committees and how to get involved.

2020 Grants Cycle Timeline
9   WIN news release distributed across state requesting Letters of Inquiry from organizations seeking funding
    Grants Committee reserves Tuesdays and Thursdays in s in June for up to eight site visits. Site visits in close proximity will be grouped on the same day as much as possible to include a morning and afternoon appointment with optional lunch between.
18   Two-page Letters of Inquiry (LOI) due
20   Letter review begins immediately after deadline
5   Grants Sub-Committee determines 12 to 16 organizations invited to submit full proposals.  (Half must be university projects, half Nebraska non-profits.)
12   Organizations selected and organizations eliminated to be notified via phone or e-mail
23   Grant applications due 
24   Applications posted on members-only website for Grants Committee  
6   Grants Committee ranks proposals online prior to this scheduled meeting to select up to eight applicants (four university projects, four Nebraska non-profit projects)
2, 4, 9,   Scheduled site visits
11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30   (all Tuesdays and Thursdays initially reserved for site visits)
9   Grants Committee informed of June 30 membership, amounts for grants
    Grant Committee meets to debrief on site visits and determine projects to be placed on WIN ballot. (At least two university, two Nebraska non-profits)
23    Online voting opens to all WIN members of record as of June 30
13   Online voting closes  
    Grant recipients notified of results and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), publicity, fund transfer arrangements begin
TBD   WIN Grant Awards Celebration, news release, e-mail to all members (pending speaker and/or program considerations)

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-Tricia Raikes, Co-founder of the Raikes Family Foundation