The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County has announced the six finalist organizations to be considered for their 2021 Impact Grant awards. After a meticulous deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, the Women’s Fund will award two impact grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families. One impact grant will be program focused and the second will be project focused.
Grants recipients will be announced at the Women’s Fund Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Members will select two organizations to receive $30,000 grants, with the remaining four organizations receiving $5,000 grants.
This year’s program finalists are:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana
- Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana
- Little Lambs of Evansville
The project finalists are:
- Deaconess Hospital Foundation for the Deaconess Pediatric Simulation Education
- Evansville Christian Life Center for the Main Entrance Ramp Renovation
- SWIRCA & More to Upgrade Men’s and Women’s Restroom
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 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to organizations serving local families.
Past Impact Grants have provided funding for projects and programs at the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club, 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 of Southwestern Indiana, and the YWCA.
“As we reflect on the past 15 years, we continue to be reminded of and inspired by the impact of our community’s nonprofit organizations. Through the generosity of our members, the Women’s Fund has granted well over $1 million to support these amazing organizations while also building a substantial endowment to sustain this support for our community for years to come,” stated Helen Christian, co-chair of the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Advisory Board.
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.