The Women and Girls Fund to Invest $50,000

Members of the Women and Girls Fund will gather this spring at Live Ballot to hear directly from the finalist organizations about their plans for the $50,000 grant.

Kate Bolden joined the fund and helps to review grant applications to, “get out of my comfort zone,” and “get a good, hard view of the needs, gaps and good ideas” toward this work. She reflected on Live Ballot as the membership coming together to express our opinions and do something good, noting the feeling of “fun comradery.”

Member, Heather Cohen, appreciates the opportunity for the organizations to explain how they would use the funds. It is, “such a good thing for the community. $1000 is worthwhile when you add it all up,” and that is exactly what she did when she gave membership as a gift to her daughter, Bay. Heather points out, that the social time and positivity are powerful, “it is a great community group of people.” 

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for a $50,000 grant through The Women and Girls Fund. This fund and local movement enrich our community by addressing the needs of area women and girls. Read more in this Free Lance-Star article.

Nonprofit organizations focused on addressing these needs are invited to apply. Applications must be submitted through our website and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023.  

Become one of 1,000. The Women and Girls Fund warmly welcomes new members to join and invest in women and girls as a powerful way to advocate for our community. Members of the fund focus their talent, ideas and financial resources to meet the critical needs of women and girls in our community. Over time, The Community Foundation seeks to 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.