Bowker Foundation

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Mission

To promote the education, health, welfare and rehabilitation of young women in the State of Indiana and primarily Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Application deadlines

May 1

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services

States served

Indiana

Geographic limitations

Fort Wayne, Indiana and Allen County, Indiana

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

Grants must promote the education, health, welfare and rehabilitation of young women in the State of Indiana and primarily Fort Wayne and Allen County. Preference may be given to requests from the following organizations:

  • Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Fort Wayne
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $30,000
Average number of grants per year: 6
Average total giving per year: $75,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by May 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in June.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Bowker Foundation was created in 1966 by Bella Bowker Skidmore, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mrs. Skidmore created the foundation to promote the education, health, welfare and rehabilitation of young women. Mrs. Skidmore was born in 1874 and died in 1967.