The Women’s Fund awards $39,160.00 to seven local organizations
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27th at the Topeka Country Club– 2700 SW Buchanan Street. Before lunch is served – attendees will interact with last year’s grant recipients as they “showcase” how their grant dollars were used.
Organizations receiving grants for 2016 are:
Boys & Girls Club of Topeka $ 12,000.00 Arts Program
Community Action, Inc. $ 4,000.00 Financial Literacy
Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum $ 7,000.00 Arts Program
Heavenly Vision Foundation $ 4,230.00 Arts Program
Kansas Ballet Company $ 3,756.00 Arts Program
Topeka & Sh.Cnty. Public Library $ 3,000.00 Arts Program
YWCA of NE Kansas $ 5,174.00 Arts Program
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 Linda Jeffrey.
As The Women’s Fund kicks off its 11th year with more than 240 members, more than a half million dollars has 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. After this year, The Women’s Fund will have awarded more than $300,000.00 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.