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Shepherd’s WISH group offers $52,500 grant opportunity

By Staff | Feb 13, 2015

The Shepherd University Foundation’s Women Investing in Shepherd (WISH) group is accepting applications for two high-impact grants in total of $52,500. Nonprofit organizations and Shepherd University learning projects are welcome to submit.

The deadline for application submissions is Monday, Mar. 1. The two grants, each equaling $26,250, will be awarded to nonprofit organizations or Shepherd University learning projects which address critical community needs, initiate bold new ventures or seek new approaches to ongoing challenges. Applicants must show a need for use of this high impact grant in a time span of no more than three years.

To be eligible, community applicants must have current 501 (c) (3) determination from the IRS and must be based in and primarily serving the following counties: Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, and Hampshire counties, West Virginia; Frederick, Loudoun and Clarke counties, Virginia; and Frederick and Washington counties, Maryland.

A Shepherd University applicant must be recognized as an approved academic, athletic, cultural, or community service program carried out by students, faculty or staff and sanctioned by the supervising vice president or dean.

For more information or to submit a grant application, visit shepherduniversityfoundation.org/get-involved/women-for-su/women-investing-in-shepherd/apply-for-grants/ to download the letter of inquiry or email mpeterso@shepherd.edu to request the letter of inquiry form via Word document.