Apply Now for a Women and Girls Fund Grant!
November 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Teri McNally, Executive Director - Community Foundation of the Rappahannock Region
(540) 373-9292 (ext. 120) email@example.com
Mona Albertine, President - Women & Girls Fund Board
November 17, 2017, Fredericksburg, VA
The Women & Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock Region is accepting applications for individual grants of up to $10,000 each for local organizations that offer programs and/or services that support the mission of the Women & Girls Fund. The application deadline is December 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Women & Girls Fund Mission:
Our mission is to maximize women's leadership in philanthropy. We engage and educate our membership. We build a culture of empowerment and effective giving to increase awareness of and address the unique needs of women and girls in our local community.
Past Grant Recipients
Past grant recipients that benefit local women and girls include: Kate Waller Barrett Parent Teach Organization for workshops to build leadership skills and self-confidence; Stafford Junction for life skills workshops to develop technical skills and career preparedness; Empowerhouse to help develop awareness and skills to support healthy relationships;
AIKIDO - martial arts training to help develop ways to focus on effective conflict resolution and personal growth. For more details about these and other previous grant recipients, visit: http://www.cfrrr.org/about-us-and-our-initiatives/women-and-girls-fund/women-and-girls-fund-grant-history/
The Women and Girls Fund is both a component fund of The Community Foundation and a local movement to involve women in philanthropy. Initially established as a field of interest fund by the 2008-2009 Community Foundation Board of Governors, this fund enriches the Greater Fredericksburg Region by addressing the needs of area women and girls.
Research shows that social investment in women reduces poverty, raises productivity and accelerates economic growth. By engaging and strengthening women from all walks of life, effective programs and services supported by the Women & Girls Fund can break the cycle of poverty and create healthier families and neighborhoods. Women who build on their strength have increased self-worth and are strong, positive role models for their children. Investing in girls yields still higher returns by increasing earning power and overall health among the women, their families and their communities. These positive changes can last for generations.
Women & Girls Fund Membership
We warmly welcome new Members to join in our work. The Community Foundation founded its Women and Girls Fund on the principle that investing in women and girls is a powerful way to invest in our community. Through the fund we are able to focus the talent, ideas and financial resources of area women to meet the critical needs of women and girls in our community. Over time, we will grow the Women and Girls Fund to 1,000 women who, together, donate $1 million creating an endowment that makes future grantmaking a permanent, sustainable community asset. We offer a variety of donation options to make the fund accessible to women of all means. Join us today!
Women and Girls Fund Membership Options:
$1,000 paid once, in full
$1,000 paid over One Year ($250 per quarter)
$1,000 paid over Four Years ($250 per year)
$1,000 paid over Five Years ($200 per year)
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For more information about Women & Girls Fund membership, contact: (540) 373-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.