The Women's Fund of El Dorado is accepting applications for its 2013 grants.
The Women's Fund, a philanthropic organization based on the principle of collective giving, operates under the umbrella of the El Dorado Community Foundation.
Each donor member contributes $200 or more annually, and each has an equal vote in deciding how to distribute the year's grant money. The organization's grants committee researches various nonprofit and educational requests to fund specific programs and then determines which will appear on each year's ballot, according to a news release.
In its first five years, the Women's Fund of El Dorado has granted $200,000 to nonprofit organizations on El Dorado County's western slope.
This year, the fund's donor members have chosen to direct $40,000 to youth development grants and $10,000 to be divided three ways to programs and/or services for women and children, senior support, and physical and mental health.
Guidelines and application forms are available online at www.eldoradocf.org/index.php/womens-fund-el-dorado, or at the El Dorado Community Foundation office, 312 Main St., Placerville.
All proposals must be received in the foundation office by noon March 20.