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Equity and Justice Grants Program

“… supporting bold, innovative projects that affect positive social change in the lives of women and girls… and supporting initiatives that challenge the root causes and the consequences of gender oppression.”

–  Grants Panel Mission Statement

Grants are made to Unitarian Universalist congregations, organizations, or groups. The program welcomes proposals addressing a wide range of issues consistent with UU principles and which prioritize the achievement of social justice for those who identify as women.

Areas for consideration include, but are not limited to: education; women’s health; abortion/reproductive rights; age discrimination; war; human rights; poverty; unemployment; Bisexual/Gay/Lesbian/Queer concerns; Transgender concerns; gender justice; domestic violence; child abuse; and job discrimination.

See a list of previously funded projects.


  • Priority is given to innovative projects that affect positive social change and address the issue of gender equity.
  • Requests for matching grants are viewed favorably.
  • Funding is issued only to 501(c)3 organizations: if your organization or group does not have this status, the board of a 501(c)3 organization must agree to act as your fiscal agent.


Grants are generally not given for equipment or supplies. As a goal of this program is stimulating new social justice initiatives, grants are not made for projects that are already a part of the ongoing work of an organization. Grant recipients are expected to make progress reports as requested and complete their projects within two years of receiving the grant funds. If a project is abandoned before completion, grant funds must be returned to UUWF.


Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000.


The UUWF is currently reviewing the focus and requirements for this grant. No funds will be distributed during the review process. 

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Tel: 414-750-4404

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