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Our investments improve the lives of women and girls.

Established in 1996, Women's Fund is a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. As a 501(c)3, we accept charitable donations designated to the endowment or operating fund.

our mission

We raise money and then grant it to nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in Central Indiana, specifically Marion County and the surrounding counties of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan, and Shelby.

our impact

To expand our impact, we engage donors in philanthropic education through informative programs and thought provoking events. 

 

our impact drives

outcomes

 

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We focus our funding to generate meaningful results over time.


CAREGIVING

Women working full-time may earn too little to pay for quality childcare, but may make too much to qualify for help. An Indiana family of three could make no more than $23,256 to be eligible for subsidized childcare.

– OUR IMPACT –

$1,126,174

invested in programs helping women provide care to loved ones.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

In one year, 7,871 domestic violence victims and their children sought emergency shelter. 1,170 victims were turned away.

– OUR IMPACT –

$1,173,329

invested in domestic violence prevention and intervention programs.


economic empowerment

A Central Indiana single mother of two preschool age children needs to earn an annual wage of $46,788 to be self-sufficient.

– OUR IMPACT –

$1,655,750

invested in programs to help women become economically self-sufficient.


ISSUES FACING GIRLS

Girls often do not have access to gender-specific programming. Nearly one in four teen girls report having fewer than three adults they could go to if they were in trouble.

– OUR IMPACT –

$707,683

invested in girl-serving organizations focused on self-development.


 

our grants benefit

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Investment through 2016

Since May 1999, we have awarded 379 grants totaling $5,802,464 to 110 different programs helping women and girls.
 

Grant money awarded by year

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