Women’s Fund Grants Program

Vision and Mission

The Women’s Fund of Spencer County is about strong, caring, and focused women determined to make a difference in the lives of Spencer County’s residents. In 2007, a group of visionary women started the Women’s Fund as a permanent resource to support local, charitable programs. Grants will be made from the Women’s Fund to support a variety of projects that address needs in Spencer County that are important to women.

Grant Cycle

The Women’s Fund accepts applications for charitable projects or activities in Spencer County for awards up to $5,000. The Women’s Fund invites charitable organizations to apply for the grant by completing the grant application describing how their organization would use the award.

Application Deadline

July 16, 2021


The Women’s Fund welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Spencer County. Funding requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need (a fiscal sponsor may be required). School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, Emily Alvey, prior to beginning the application process to discuss guidelines pertaining to funding requests from school personnel and school corporation oversight of the application process.

Fiscal Sponsors

Nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity that are using a public charity to apply for the grant must include a written statement signed by the charity’s board president (on behalf of the board of directors) agreeing to act as the nonprofit’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.

Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding

  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Political parties or campaigns
  • Endowment creation
  • Annual appeals or membership contributions

 Reporting Procedures

A final report at project completion may be required by organizations whose requests are approved for funding. Instructions and any required forms will be provided at the time the grant is awarded.