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Women's Fund Accepting Grant Requests

Posted on: December 11, 2018

The Women’s Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation announces May 17, 2019 as its deadline for its annual grants. In 2018, the mission statement was updated to better reflect the future of the Women's Fund. The vision is to be a leader in uniting efforts to bring about social change that improves and transforms the lives of women and girls in our community. The mission is to promote opportunities for philanthropy, collaboration, education, and advocacy ensuring social and economic self sufficiency for all women and girls in Butler County.

To support the new vision and mission, the Women’s Fund is interested in several areas of need in the community. A high priority is to offer innovative programs that provide learning opportunities that build job readiness skills, life skill development including self-confidence building and leadership (soft skills being addressed is a critical need).

For 2019, we are especially interested in proposals that include mentoring components or exposure to role models and experiences that build awareness of options.  Programs that support career mentoring, small business mentoring, trauma care training, professional development needs and financial literacy.  We look favorably at proposals that demonstrate partnerships and collaborative efforts. Lower priority is given to equipment requests, requests to pay staff for existing services, and duplication of existing services.

“This Fund presents a unique opportunity for women in our community to step into the role of philanthropist,” says Joan Witt, Women’s Fund Committee Chair. “It is a chance for women to help other women, build stronger individuals and a better community.”

To apply for a grant, click here.