In addition to our general fund, Open Meadows has three 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. 

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." (

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.

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