The Women’s Philanthropic Network (WPN) invites applications for support from members of the Penn State York community. The funding requests can address needs as basic as scholarship support and as diverse as funding for academic programs, athletics, student life activities, community outreach endeavors, and special initiatives that will enrich the lives of students at Penn State York.
Deadlines and Process
Applications from academic departments, University-supported student groups, athletic teams, and cross-disciplinary and outreach programs will be accepted through October 31, 2023. Appropriate signatures from department heads and program advisers are required. Those initiatives that meet both the mission and the strategic imperatives established by the campus leadership team will be considered. The selected initiatives will be presented by the chancellor to the WPN members at their annual fall Discovery Meeting. Awards to support selected initiatives will be announced in July 2024 and will be based on the WPN’s funding balance as of June 30, 2024. Grants are to be spent within the academic year they are awarded for. If not spent, balances can be redirected to other WPN initiatives.
The maximum award is $10,000. If a project’s total budget is greater than $10,000, other sources of support must be stated and appropriate documentation from other funding partners provided. The number of grants and amounts awarded will be dependent on the total dollars received by the WPN during their fundraising cycle.
Recognition and Reporting:
Award recipients will be invited to attend the WPN events and meet the members who have supported their programs/activities. Within thirty days after the conclusion of the funded event/project, recipients must submit a one-page minimum narrative summary of the project, including successes and barriers encountered to success and a detailed budget.
Emailed Grant Applications: [email protected]