Washington State Historical Society
Votes for Women Centennial Grants fund non-profits and public entities to support programming that celebrates the national suffrage centennial across the State of Washington.
Grant applications that support the following Centennial Celebration goals will be considered:
- Celebrate historic and current women of Washington
- Increase civic engagement of women in Washington
- Increased public understanding of Washington’s role and impact in the national suffrage movement
- Increased public understanding of where Washington State is today in terms of gender equality
- Increased public understanding of long-term effects of the suffrage movement in empowering and advancing women in society
WHO CAN APPLY The following entities are eligible to apply for grant funds:
- 501c3 nonprofit organizations incorporated in the state of Washington
- Local governments
- Tribal governments and related organizations
- Public schools and libraries
WHAT WE FUND If you can dream it, we can fund it! Funds can be used for a variety of programs, including but not limited to:
- Washington Women Change Makers and/or Suffrage Themed exhibitions, lectures, plays, films, books, public art, educational programs, celebrations and events.
- Hosting a suffrage performer or lecturer We’ve partnered with Living Voices and Humanities Washington to bring you the best of the best historic interpreters and lecturers on the topics of suffrage and gender equality to commemorate the centennial in 2019/2020. You can apply for a grant to bring a performer or a speaker symposium to your community.
CENTENNIAL GRANTS PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS A committee overseen by representatives from Washington State Historical Society and Women’s History Consortium will evaluate each grant application based on the following criteria:
- Does the program support one or more of the Suffrage Centennial core outcomes?
- Does the applicant have a proven track record of successful public programs?
- Will the program have a lasting impact?
- Will the program reach a broad (city-wide, county-wide, state-wide) audience?