Women’s Fund Of Posey Announces Grant Recipients

(Posey County, Indiana) The Women’s Fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the list of grant recipients of grants from The Women’s Fund.    

“Since the fund was established 16 years ago, over $126,000 has been granted to support programs and services that improve the quality of life for Posey County families.” says John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation. “The Women’s Fund addresses the changing needs and priorities in Posey County through a competitive grant cycle.”

“Without donors, these grants would not be awarded,” says Dianna Simkins, chair of the Women’s Fund Steering Committee. “The Women’s Fund makes it possible for many members of the community to pool resources in order to significantly impact our community.”

The Women’s Fund Grant Selection Committee reviewed funding requests and contacted grant applicants for an interview. Once interviews concluded, the Steering Committee made recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation. This year the Women’s Fund is providing $11,838.03 in grants to eight organizations, supporting 10 programs. The grantees applied for funding during the 2020 competitive grant cycle. 

Grants are being awarded to Thrive, for the afterschool program; River Bend Food Pantry, for the Summer Kids Feeding Program; Family Matters of Posey County, for the purchase of products for female residents of Posey County; Posey County Council on Aging to purchase, for the purchase of replacement AED pads and batteries; the Deaconess Foundation, to expand mammography outreach in Posey County; At the Cross Mission Inc., to purchase food for those in need; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana, to support the one-to-one mentoring program in Posey County; Mt. Vernon Youth Baseball & Softball for the purchase of field maintenance equipment, field maintenance, and the purchase of sports equipment.

For more information about the Women’s Fund of Posey County, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org, or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.838.0288.