Meyer Family Fund: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Meyer Family Fund’s grants benefitting girls and women generally focus on education and economic stability.  

IP TAKE: This funder does not provide detailed information regarding its grantmaking process, requirements and eligibility. Grantseekers should contact Meyer Family Fund staff or additional information.

PROFILE: Established in 2003, the Meyer Family Fund seeks to “[e]mpowe[r] self-motivated teens and vulnerable adults through sustainable and creative non-profit organizations.” Grantmaking programs include education, empowerment and spiritual and emotional Well-Being.

The fund does not have grantmaking program specifically dedicated girls’ and women’s causes; however, the fund’s grantmaking history indicates an interest in this field. Unfortunately, the foundation grantmaking related to girls and women does not name specific grantmaking strategies or deadlines. It appears the foundation prefers to broadly fund a variety of projects.

Grants tend to range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Past grantees in this area of funding include the Meyer Family Fund include Living Goods, which received funding for its economic  development program targeting rural women in developing countries; and the Central Asia Institute, which received a grant for its education programs for girls and women living in remote regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikstan. Click here to learn more about select Meyer Family Fund grantees.

The Meyer Family Fund limits its U.S. based funding to organizations located in California’s Anderson Valley, Napa Valley and the Hawaiian Islands. It limits its global grants to organizations working in developing and least-developed countries.

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