Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Program Details

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting online applications for the Women’s Fund Grants Program. Grant applications are due at midnight on Friday, August 10 and must be completed online.

After a deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, two impact grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families will be awarded. The Women’s Fund membership will select one program-focused grant of $35,000 and one project-focused grant of $35,000. Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of the award and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

In past years, remaining finalists have received grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in recognition of the depth and quality of their proposals, but it should be noted that these grants are not guaranteed.

Consideration will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to long-range planning; financial stability and sustainability; a sound plan to address ongoing or emerging issues that have been identified by research; a solid, realistic plan for project evaluation; a desire to promote collaboration among organizations or institutions to prevent duplication of services; project methodology utilizing a preventative approach to addressing the issue and solving problems; and evidence of realistic organizational planning and management

Nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered, provided the proposal is charitable and meets the criteria described on the Foundation’s website.

Application and details may be found at

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, which is one of 9 county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.

For further information or assistance:
Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement  or (812) 429-1191