LCU Fund grants are made for one-year at a time with a competitive funding process implemented annually. To allow for the LCU Fund to broaden its spectrum of institutional partners, current grantee institutions may be invited to apply for funding for up to four consecutive years after which they generally not invited to request funding for a minimum of one year. In the year after a funding break, former grantee institutions may be invited to re-apply. Proposals from former grantee institutions will be considered alongside all others and must meet eligibility guidelines and demonstrate alignment with funding priorities.
Grantee schools with an endowment equivalent to $25,000 or more per enrolled student will be required to provide a 50% match. The LCU Fund does not prescribe the source of the matched funds; however, proposals that signal a willingness to raise new funds to meet the requirement will be looked upon favorably. Evidence of the match will be requested in the final grant report.
Geographic Scope of Giving
The LCU Fund awards grants to selected four-year colleges or universities, arts academies or conservatories; public or private – that provide undergraduate and / or graduate programs within the five boroughs of New York City.
Grantee Schools Eligibility
Each grantee institution must be an organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) and not a private foundation under section 509 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Selected institutions may be a four-year college or university, arts academy or conservatory; public or private school and provide undergraduate and / or graduate programs.
Grantee School Visits
Each year, the LCU Fund for Women’s Education Board of Directors performs a site review at each of the funded institutions. Grantee institutions are asked to accommodate such requests and assist in securing prior and / or current LCU scholars to be present during the review.
The LCU Fund for Women’s Education reserves the right to alter any of the practices detailed above at any time.