In addition to our general fund, Open Meadows has seven special funds, which follow the guidelines of Open Meadows, but also are targeted to specific groups and/or for specific activities. Each fund is described below. Proposals for the Special Funds must follow the guidelines of Open Meadows Foundation. Use the Application information for details on submitting proposals. Please e-mail Open Meadows if you have questions about these funds.Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women's Fund grants projects related to issues concerning indigenous women. The definition of indigenous is: "Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place." (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/)
The Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women grants to young women 19 and under who propose to develop and lead projects that are focused on activism and social change.
The Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians supports projects developed by lesbians age 60 and older concerning lesbian rights and activism.
The India Fund has closed and cannot accept any proposals.
The Kologi Sports and Recreation Fund supports projects to encourage women and girls of all ages to participate in sports and/or recreational activities.
The PatsyLu Fund for Women's Music Projects welcomes proposals from women of ethnic, cultural and racial diversity, and especially lesbians, who are composers, music educators, musicologists, performers (or in performing groups). Research, educational materials, seminars and conferences, concerts, film, opera and theater projects by and about women is music are considered. Individuals, publications, or recorded music, i.e. CD's, DVD's, videos, are not funded except through an appropriate project as described above. Recordings solely for commercial distribution will not be considered. Proposals must be accompanied by supporting materials, i.e. scores, recordings, videos, etc.
The Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activism seeks projects whose principle belief is in the right to a clean, healthy, and an environmentally sustainable future. The fund invites applications from women's organizations committed to environmental issues and who are making change through grassroots activism.