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Special Grants from NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc.

Special Grants from NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc.

Author: Communications Committee/Monday, October 26, 2015/Categories: General, Grace LeGendre

In 2014, the NY Grace Legendre Fund Inc., a 501©(3) non for profit corporation, began awarding Special Grants to organizations in order to sponsor educational or research opportunities which would further the advancement of working women. Special Grants will be awarded yearly. Requests may range from $100 to $500.


  1. Any NYS Women, Inc. , Local Chapter, Region, State President or State Executive Committee may submit an application.
  2. Applications from organizations not affiliated with NYS Women, Inc., must include a mission statement that is consistent with the purpose of the Endowment.

 The program which grant is awarded must be completed in one year.


Special Grant must fall into one of the following categories:

  • To further the capabilities of individual business and professional women by means of lectures, seminars, and other forms of education.
  • To conduct or support surveys and other research projects into current problems of importance to the community and to business and professional women.
  • To conduct and/or support research into the economic, social, and health problems confronting business and professional women and achievements of business and professional women.

 Application Process

Applications available from GLEF Special Grant Chair and / or website. Documentation is required with the application form.

  1. Written plan or agenda describing the event and its goals.
  2. Project Budget.
  3. Work plan, agenda given, dates, facility where program is to be held, estimated attendance.
  4. Description of publicity and media coverage planned.
  5. Description of evaluation process.

 Contact Information

Barbara Ziegler, Chair
NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund
Special Grants Committee
44 Glen Rd. Yonkers, New York 10704-3619

[email protected]

DEADLINE: February 28, 2016 postmarked and sent to Grant’s Chair.
DECISION: May/June 2016 decision made early May.

NOTIFICATION: Email followed by official letter.


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