Bringing Their Giving Total To More Than $1 Million
(Vanderburgh County, Indiana) — At their annual meeting on November 4, donors to the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County celebrated the announcement of two 2020 Impact Grant recipients each of whom will receive a $25,000 grant. This year’s recipients are:
- House of Bread and Peace for the addition of a new staff member; and
- United Caring Services for the renovation of the day shelter’s restroom and shower facilities.
The recipients of the four $10,000 grants finalist are:
- EVSC Foundation for the Hangers program;
- Holly’s House for the “Think First & Stay Safe” program;
- Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office to create a Crime Victim Emergency Assistance Fund; and
- 4C of Southern Indiana for the Strengthening Families program.
“Due to the challenges of COVID19 and its impact on the nonprofit and social service sector, we felt it important to structure our grant cycle around the emerging needs of the community, and most importantly, to retain our level of giving,” stated Candice Perry, Co-Chair of the Women’s Fund. She added, “We had a record-breaking number of organizations apply for funding this year which speaks of the great need for support in our community. We congratulate and applaud the efforts of the Finalist and Impact Grant recipients and have deep gratitude for the many organizations going above and beyond mission for our community every single day!”
The Women’s Fund was established in 2007 when a group of area women came together with the goal of improving the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by pooling their resources to forever provide funding for charitable initiatives.
Since it was formed, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $1,081,000 to local organizations. Past impact grant recipients include: Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, Evansville Christian Life Center, Holly’s House, House of Bread and Peace, Lampion Center, Ozanam Family Shelter, Patchwork Central, Potter’s Wheel, St. Vincent Early Learning Center, United Caring Services, United Methodist Youth Home, Vanderburgh County CASA, Youth First, Youth Resources and the YWCA.
The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The Women’s Fund focuses the efforts of women philanthropists to create positive social change by funding projects that address current needs in our community. The mission is to improve the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives.
For additional information about the Women’s Fund, or to become a member, contact Sarah Wagner at 812.429.1191, ext. 105, or firstname.lastname@example.org.