Women’s Fund To Host Grant Reception on May 8th for Recipients, Donors

Posey County, Indiana—The Women’s Fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, is hosting a grant reception on Wednesday, May 8 beginning at 11:00 am at the Alexandrian Public Library in Mount Vernon.  All grant recipients, donors, and friends of the Foundation are invited to attend this event. A light lunch will be provided.

“Since the fund was established 15 years ago, over $115,000 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.”

This year the Women’s Fund is providing $13,668.68 in grants for 9 programs of 7 different organizations. The grantees applied for funding during the 2019 competitive grant cycle which accepted applications through February 20. 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.

Grants are being awarded to Thrive, for the afterschool program; MSD of Mount Vernon, for the Mount Vernon junior high girls Who project; Community Emergency Assistance, for the Neighbor to Neighbor program; River Bend Food Pantry, for the food pantry dairy; Griffin Community Ruritan Club, for gymnasium safety equipment; Mount Vernon Band Boosters, for jazz band equipment; River Bend Food Pantry, for the Summer Kids Feeding Program; Family Matters of Posey County, for the Mount Vernon Bike Kitchen; and Family Matters of Posey County, for the vision assistance program.

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