Under the auspices of the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona, Unidas participants have researched and analyzed the social justice issues facing women, girls, and gender-expansive folks in our community. Participants will create a request for proposal, will conduct the application review, site visits, and will select one organization to receive a grant of $5,000 for their grant focus area. If you’re at all familiar with Unidas, you know the young philanthropists in the program take on big issues. Through discussion, presentations, and lots of thoughtful consideration, they prioritize an area of concern or community that they strongly feel needs to be supported.

Applications for the Fall semester grant opportunity open on October 12.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Programs must serve communities in Arizona.
  • Applications are not accepted from individuals, sports teams, political or lobbying organizations, organizations that discriminate, or religious organizations formed for sectarian purposes.
  • Applicants must be in good standing as 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Grant requests will not be considered for auctions or fundraising events, debt reduction, endowment funds, capital campaigns, litigation or legal expenses, productions, or performances.

Unidas values programs and organizations that:

  • Exhibit a meaningful need for the financial support provided through the grant.
  • Improve the quality of life for women, girls, and gender-expansive folks.
  • Address the causes of problems, as well as provide solutions.
  • Encourage broad-based community involvement.
  • Have programs that may be replicated.
  • Have a long-term perspective.
  • Have demonstrated successful outcomes or are willing to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs.
  • Collaborate to improve efficiency or effectiveness.

Grant timeline:

October 12, 2022

Grant Applications Open

November 3, 2022
12 PM (PST)

Grant Applications Close


Virtual Site Visits


Grant Award Announcement


Grant Award Distribution

  1. To apply, you will need to create an account with Common Grant.
  2. Then, search “Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona,” in the Grantmakers search bar.
  3. Click the blue button to the right that says “select program.”
  4. You will then be taken to a page with our open grants, scroll down to “Unidas Grant,” and select “Start Draft App,” to be taken to the application.

For more information:

Please contact unidas@womengiving.org or call (520) 622-8886.