KNOXVILLE – The UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists’ Giving Circle Grant Program is accepting grant applications for the 2010 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, departmental units and student organizations from all UT campuses are eligible to apply. Applications, submission information, and past recipients can be accessed at http://alliance.tennessee.edu/grants.html. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2009. Applications must be submitted electronically.
In 2007 the Alliance of Women Philanthropists Executive Board looked for ways to help make an impact on the UT campuses and to increase their direct involvement with the University of Tennessee’s students, faculty and staff. As part of their mission to educate, empower and inspire women to be philanthropic leaders, they created a Giving Circle to fund innovative projects and programs that focus on issues of interest to women.
Applicants who receive funding from the Giving Circle develop a new project or program which benefits their campus or expands upon an existing program. Grant-funded initiatives promote the spirit of the Alliance by providing opportunities which inspire leadership among the UT community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and are awarded annually to the most innovative and deserving applicants.
For more information about the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists and its Giving Circle visit http://alliance.tennessee.edu.
Lori Calvert or Stacy Palado, UT Office of Development, (865) 974-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org