Open Meadows Foundation

Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls;
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization;
  • Promote building community power; and
  • Have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.

All of the above guidelines are applied in considering funding.

*Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000.*

Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Proposals from organizations not previously funded have priority.

The deadlines for proposals are FEBUARY 15 and AUGUST 15 of each year. The next DEADLINE for submitting proposals is: Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Please e-mail questions or comments to

Open Meadows Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 1363
Bronx, NY 10475

What the Research Says: Gender-Typed Toys

The holiday season is a time of year when many families and programs are thinking about new toys. But what makes a good toy for a young child? NAEYC asked one researcher about what her work tells us about toys, children, and play.

Judith Elaine Blakemore is professor of psychology and associate dean of Arts and Sciences for Faculty Development at Indiana University−Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her primary research interest is the development of gender roles.

Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children

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