Every year the Young Woman's Home Association receives numerous grant requests from agencies primarily in the Detroit metropolitan area. While we wish we had the ability to fund every request, we cannot. The grants we do fund generally fall into one of three categories-- education, basic needs, and culture-- and as our mission states, we fund programs that serve women and children.
YWHA Trustees meet throughout the fall to review requests. Agencies new to YWHA typically are asked to make a brief presentation to the Board at one of our meetings; Trustees may also make a site visit to observe the agency and program in action. All agencies will receive a decision on their application in December.
NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, we have made some changes to our application process. All agencies are asked to please apply online. If you are unable to do so, please contact us. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, agencies may be asked to submit a brief video presentation in lieu of an in-person presentation; details will be sent as needed.
We ask that all applicants review our FAQ page before submitting their application.
Funding requests in the following areas are not generally considered:
general operating expenses
scholarship or camperships
requests from individuals