101 Women announces start of fall grant cycle

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(Courtesy photo) 101 Women are pictured at the fall award presentation when Sandpoint Area Seniors was awarded the grant. The group is gearing up for the next round of grants.

A $10,000 grant award is once again up for grabs to area non-profits.

101 Women Sandpoint recently opened their fall grant cycle and is encouraging Bonner County non-profits to apply for the award, online at 101womensandpoint.com by the Sept. 1 deadline.

The award is open to a wide variety of non-profits who operate in Bonner County — only religious or political groups are excluded from receiving the grant award.

101 Women, Sandpoint is a membership group made up of 101 women living in Bonner County. Each member donates $200 per year and that modest donation is then leveraged to create two, $10,000 awards. The grants are presented at the group’s bi-annual membership meetings in the spring and in the fall to two non-profits.

This fall cycle’s grant will be awarded at the membership meeting on October 26.

The top three finalists that emerge after a vetting process that includes grant application reviews and site visits, will provide a presentation to the members in attendance at the meeting. The presentation will include a summary of the group’s purpose and need for funding.

At the meeting, the 101 Women membership will then cast their votes to choose the winning organization. The winning group will receive the $10,000 fall grant award.

Previous award recipients include Bonner’s Partners in Care – an almost all-volunteer group providing weekly free medical and dental clinics for Bonner County residents in need and the Sandpoint Area Seniors – the only local group looking out exclusively for the needs of seniors. “SASI” provides meals, social interactions, information and services as well as a respite home for families facing Alzheimer’s and other memory issues.

Interested non-profit organizations can find more information about the grant cycles and the application online at 101womensandpoint.com.

Member information and registration is also available at the group’s website or by emailing 101womensandpoint@gmail.com.

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