Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Weyerhaeuser Foundation seeks organizations that help girls and women in least developed countries overcome poverty and violence.

IP TAKE: This funder emphasizes clearly stated goals and measurable results. Grantees also have the opportunity for multiyear funding.

PROFILE: The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation was established in 1950 and remains a separate from the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation. The foundation awards both domestic and international grants through its International, Children’s, and Sustainable Forest and Communities initiatives.

The foundation’s International initiative supports organizations that work to help “[w]omen, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty, and other hardships.” Weyerhaeuser’s grants in this space have a heavy focus on projects prioritizing education, health, economic development, and the environment.

Weyerhaeuser considers grant from between $15,000 and $40,000; however, most grants awarded are for $25,000 or less. Past grantees include the Africa School Assistance Project, which received support for its Kupanda Project for Girls. Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance has also received funding for Weyerhaeuser for its Girls’ Empowerment Though Updated Practices or GETUP! Program. For a broader sense of the types of organizations Weyerhaeuser supports and it what level, explore its Past Grantees list.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications. Initial applications are typically due around March 1 and second stage applications are generally due around August 1, but grantseekers should confirm by researching the site. Deadline dates are subject to change, so grantseekers should keep a close watch on the foundation’s website to stay abreast of any changes.

PEOPLE:

  • Frederick Titcomb, President/Trustee
  • Lynn Cunningham, Vice President/Trustee
  • Larry Dressler, Program Consultant

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