Funding decisions are made by the TWF membership through a two-step process involving a Grant Review Panel and voting by TWF members.
A panel of seven TWF members, known as the Grant Review Panel (GRP), reviews submitted proposals and evaluates them based on fit with the TWF mission, feasibility of implementation and reasonableness of the budget.
The GRP selects the most compelling proposals and these finalists are put on a ballot for voting by the full TWF membership in the fall. Members can be sure that the proposals and the organizations have been fully reviewed by the Grant Review Panel and that the GRP is confident that the finalists will indeed deliver on the promise of improving the lives of women and children in our community.
TWF members receive written summaries of the proposals in an email ballot format, along with a short video featuring a representative from the organization highlighting the key elements and expected impact of the proposal. If a member prefers to receive a paper ballot, they may request that a ballot be mailed to them. Only current members are eligible to vote. Members are given 7-10 days to review the ballot and cast their vote. Members may vote for only one project proposal.