Grant Eligibility - Mary's Pence


Grant Eligibility

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Mary’s Pence Funds Grassroots Organizations That Are

  • Women led
    centered on issues women face or on gender justice issues, benefitting and primarily led by cis women, trans women, or non-binary people.
  • Community centered
     emerging from a need identified within the impacted community, and collaboratively developed by and led by members of that community.
  • Working to enact long-term sustainable change at the community level
    shifting public opinion about justice issues; forming alliances and collaborations across diverse populations; creating change in unjust structures or policies; or building capacity by building leadership, organizing or other social justice skills.
  • Focused on social justice actions
    human dignity, the common good, the right to economic security and dignified work, care for the earth, participation, subsidiarity (decisions are made at the most local level possible and involve those most impacted) and nonviolence.

Eligibility Requirements:*

Mary’s Pence grants support grassroots organizations and small nonprofits that:

  • Are located in the United States and whose work takes place in the United States.
  • Have an annual budget of $250,000** or less.

Annual award amounts are a maximum of $7,500. An applicant can receive a grant up to three times. 

Please note:

  • We do not fund businesses or LLCs 
  • Organizations with large government grants or service contracts are ordinarily not eligible.

If you have questions about your ability to qualify based on specific parts of your work, please contact us or attend one of our Information Sessions.

Download the Mary’s Pence Grants Criteria

Interested in applying? Click here to learn more about our application process.

Descarga el Formulario de Solicitud de Becas Mary’s Pence en español

*Envía un correo a para solicitar información en español.

**Contact us if you have questions about capital campaigns related to budget criteria.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to inclusion and equity and strive to ensure that our grantee funding reflects the diversity of the communities with which we partner with regard to color, income, physical ability, geography, age, and gender identity. We are committed to removing barriers that are faced by equity-seeking groups.

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