Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh Announces Impact Grant Finalists

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana)  The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County has announced the six finalist organizations to be considered for two $35,000 impact grants.

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.

Decisions on this year’s grants will be made by vote of the Women’s Fund membership at their annual meeting, set for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Airport. Members will select one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a program and one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a capital project.

This year’s three program category finalists and their proposals are:

  • Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for the Children’s Mental Health Services;
  • Ozanam Family Shelter for the Effectively Housing the Homeless; and
  • Parenting Time Center for the Nurturing Parenting Skills for Parents in Supervised Visits.

This year’s three capital project category finalists and their proposed projects are:

  • Aurora for the Vehicles for Aurora’s Homeless Outreach;
  • Catholic Charities for the Life Skills Classroom and Client Services Offices; and
  • Deaconess Foundation for the Maternal and Neonatal Simulation Education for Rural Health Facilities.

Since 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $901,000 to organizations serving local families. Impact grants awarded 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, House of Bread and Peace, Lampion Center, Ozanam Family Shelter, Patchwork Central, Potter’s Wheel, St. Vincent Early Learning Center, United Caring Shelter, Vanderburgh County CASA, Youth First, Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, and the YWCA.

“Each year we are reminded of the impact of our community’s nonprofit organizations and the work they are able to do every day,” say advisory board co-chair Diana Wilderman. “It is truly inspirational to be part of an organization which has such a positive impact on our community today and for the future as well.”

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 812.422.1245 or swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org.