Joseph and Florence Roblee Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Joseph and Florence Roblee Foundation grants to causes related to girls and women focus largely on empowerment.

IP TAKE: This funder geographically limits its grantmaking to the St. Louis, Missouri region and Miami-Dade County, Florida.

PROFILE: The Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation was established in 1971 to “[support] programs which work to break down cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual barriers,” and “[support] projects designed to elevate children as a societal priority.” Roblee’s grantmaking focus areas include education, children, community, women, and family support issues.

Grants focused on women and girls center on empowering them through reproductive freedom, prevention of violence, abuse, and poverty; and women’s economic empowerment.

Grants typically range from $3,000 to $20,000. The foundation may occasionally consider grants for up to $30,000. Past grantees conducting work directly related to girls and women include Kristi House, which received funding for its work supporting sexually exploited girls; and Magdalene St. Louis, which received a grant to support for its programs serving women who have been victims of human trafficking. To learn more about the types of organizations the Roblee Foundation supports and at what level, explore its grants list.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding; however, first time applicants must contact foundation staff at (314) 963-7713 before submitting their applications. Roblee has two funding cycles per year with deadlines falling on January 5 and June 15.


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