Thirteen Grants Kick Off 14th Year at Women's Fund Luncheon
The luncheon was on Wednesday, April 24th at the Topeka Country Club– 2700 SW Buchanan Street. Before lunch was served attendees interacted with last year’s grant recipients as they “showcase” how their grant dollars were used.
Organizations receiving grants for 2019 are:
Jayhawk Area Boy Scouts STEAM $4,000.00
Boys & Girls Club Fin. Literacy $2,000.00
CFCC & Assoc. Mental Health $2,000.00
ERC Child Care Aware Mental Health $4,000.00
Friends of the Topeka Zoo STEAM $4,000.00
Topeka Habitat for Humanity Financial Literacy $5,000.00
Housing & Credit Counseling Financial Literacy $2,000.00
Kansas Ballet STEAM $4,000.00
KCDC Financial Literacy $5,000.00
KC Friends of Alvin Ailey Mental Health $4,500.00
Mulvane Art Museum STEAM $7,500.00
Project Linus Mental Health $3,000.00
Silver Lake Public Library STEAM $2,000.00
Organizations from throughout the community submitted grant proposals and after interviews with selected applicants, each member of The Women’s Fund was given an opportunity to vote on the grant applications.
“We are pleased to offer women an opportunity to participate in collective giving, and to participate in the process of investing in meaningful programs in our community,” said Fund Chairwoman Jana Barry.
As The Women’s Fund kicks off its 14th year with more than 300 members, more than a half million dollarshas been contributed to date. One half of each contribution is used for grants, while the other half is held in endowment, ensuring the Fund impacts the community in perpetuity. The Women’s Fund will have awarded more than $439,000.00 in grants.
The mission of The Women’s Fund is to promote women’s leadership in philanthropy, increase charitable contributions and strengthen their value through collective giving, and encourage a new generation of philanthropists.