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Community Engagement Mini-Grant Guidelines

As part of the commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement, the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy (OWP) will offer $75,000 in mini-grants to Santa Clara County residents who want to organize their communities to promote civic engagement and participatory democracy in honor of the legacy created by the women who advocated for successful passage of the 19th amendment.

These mini-grants are intended for community mem​bers and groups planning activities, events and/or projects promoting democracy as it relates to women’s suffrage and the continuing need for women, girls, and female-identified individuals to actively participate, support, and promote their inclusion in a democratic system. The amount of the mini-grants will range from $200 - $2,000 and will be disbursed to various groups, including individuals, schools, community organizations, and others, to ensure maximum impact.

Full guidelines and application forms are available below and will need to include completed vendor forms to be considered complete. Vendor forms include the following: 

  • W-9, 
  • ACH Direct Deposit form, 
  • Exemption Form and 
  • Ability to upload a voided check

*Without vendor paperwork, your application will be considered incomplete.​​​​​ Please contact to send a DocuSign link for vendor forms if you do not utilize the online submission form located below.

Click here ​​for an online submission form including guidelines, application and vendor forms: W-9, ACH Direct Deposit form, Exemption Form and ability to upload a voided check.

Complete applications can be submitted online by emailing, mailed and or delivered to:

County Executive Office
c/o: Office of Women’s Policy
2460 N. 1st Street, Suite 220
San Jose, CA 95131​

Downloadable guidelines and applications are available below in the following languages: Chinese, English, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.​​

Last updated: 2/26/2020 3:27 PM