Unidas, a feminization of the Spanish word unidos (united), teaches young women and gender-expansive folks about leadership, philanthropy, and social justice issues through experience with grantmaking in their own community. A program 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 have created this request for proposal and will conduct the application review, site-visits and will select one organization to receive a grant of $5,000 for their grant focus area. The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona fosters equality and opportunity through support, advocacy, and research. To help all women and other marginalized identities overcome political, gender, and social barriers. We encourage reform in the social climate, promote change in conventional attitudes, and invest in organizations that strive for positive long-term changes.

Unidas participants are looking to invest $5,000 in one organization that focuses on sex education, with an emphasis on queer-affirming/inclusive, comprehensive sex education for the spring grant cycle.

All applications will be reviewed by Unidas teen participants. The second part of the review process will include a site visit/interview (via Zoom) with Unidas participants. Organizations should hold from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the following dates for potential site visits: April 20 and April 27. The Unidas Program anticipates receiving more requests than can be funded. An invitation for a site visit is not a guarantee of funding but an indication on the part of Unidas that they are interested in learning more about the program.

Applications for the spring grant opportunity open on March 3, 2023 and close on April 5, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Programs must serve communities in Arizona.
  • Must be an organization focused on sex education, with an emphasis on queer-affirming/inclusive, comprehensive sex education.
  • 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:

March 3, 2023

Grant Application Opens

April 5, 2023
12 AM (MST)

Grant Application Closes

April 1, 2023 – Apri 27, 2023

Interviews/Site Visits

May 2023

Grant Award Announcement

May 2023

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.

Questions/Techincal Assistance:

Common Grant Online Application: Technical questions about the Common Grant portal can be directed to Common Grant by clicking here.

Unidas Grant Opportunity: Questions regarding the grant opportunity should be directed to Daniela Maya at dmaya@womengiving.org