Collaborate

In the U.S. and around the world, The Pad Project partners with local organizations to make menstrual products available to everyone. Internationally, we work with our partners to launch pad-making machine programs and washable pad-making programs in individual communities. In the U.S., we provide grants to nonprofits, grassroots organizations, schools, and school districts to purchase and/or distribute menstrual products to the people they serve. Our international programs are not currently accepting applications, but to learn more about how to apply for a U.S. grant, see below.

Please note, The Pad Project does not have the capacity to fund the large number of grant applicants we receive each year. In general, we prioritize organizations with multiple funding sources and with a proven track record of implementing long-term programs.

APPLY TO OUR PADS ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM!

Pads Across America Grant Application - Product GrantPads Across America Grant Application - Menstrual Health Education

Grant Cycles

2023 Round 1
  • Applications Open 11/30/22
  • Applications Close 1/10/23
2023 Round 2
  • Applications Open 5/1/23
  • Applications Close 6/2/23

Qualifications

  • Registered U.S. nonprofit
  • Located and operating in the U.S.
  • Grant funds should be utilized to support underserved populations in the U.S.
  • Organizations can receive no more than 1 grant per year from The Pad Project

What We Fund

  • The Pad Project’s Pads Across America program funds 2 categories
    • Purchase and distribution of menstrual products
    • Menstrual education program creation and implementation
  • Product Grants generally fall in the $500 – $7,000 range
  • Menstrual Education Grants generally fall in the $500 – $1,500 range

How to Apply

  • Complete the application
    • Applications must be typed and completed in full
    • Handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be considered
    • If you are unable to comply with any of these requirements, email rachel@thepadproject.org to discuss alternatives
  • Email completed application to grantsmanager@thepadproject.org with subject: Pads Across America Grant Application

APPLY TO OUR PADS FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM!

Pads for Schools Grant Application

Grant Cycles

2023 Round 1
  • Applications Open 11/30/22
  • Applications Close 1/10/23
2023 Round 2
  • Applications Open 5/1/23
  • Applications Close 6/2/23

Qualifications

  • Public school or public school district
  • Located and operating in the U.S.
  • Preference is given to public schools and school districts operating in low-income areas
  • Organizations can receive no more than 1 grant per year from The Pad Project

What We Fund

  • The Pad Project‘s Pads for Schools program funds the purchase and distribution of menstrual products
  • Grants generally fall in the $500 – $5,000 range

How to Apply

  • Complete the application
    • Applications must be typed and completed in full
    • Handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be considered
    • If you are unable to comply with any of these requirements, email rachel@thepadproject.org to discuss alternatives
  • Email completed application to grantsmanager@thepadproject.org with subject: Pads for Schools Grant Application

APPLY TO OUR LEAP OF FAITH PROGRAM!

Leap of Faith Grant Application

Grant Cycles

2023 Round 1
  • Applications Open 11/30/22
  • Applications Close 1/10/23
2023 Round 2
  • Applications Open 5/1/23
  • Applications Close 6/2/23

Qualifications

  • Currently residing in the U.S.
  • Must be 12 or older
  • Have a plan for a specific menstrual product distribution project
  • Be able to commit to providing The Pad Project with regular project updates
  • Please note: This grant is intended for individuals and small organizations/nonprofits (<1 year old & operating budget <$25,000). If your organization is more established, please refer to our Pads Across America grant.

What We Fund

  • Microgrants of up to $500 worth of menstrual products to individuals or groups in the U.S. to distribute to people in need in their community.
  • Products include but are not limited to pads, liners, tampons, cups, and period underwear.
  • Please note: All funding will be provided in direct product donations.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application
    • Applications must be typed and completed in full
    • Handwritten and/or incomplete applications will not be considered
    • If you are unable to comply with any of these requirements, email rachel@thepadproject.org to discuss alternatives
  • Email completed application to grantsmanager@thepadproject.org with subject: Leap of Faith Grant Application

If you have questions about our U.S. programs, contact Associate Director of Domestic Programs Rachel Wilson at rachel@thepadproject.org.

At this time, we are not accepting applications for our international washable pad and pad machine programs.