Bold and Transformative

Women's Fund of Central Indiana
It’s who we are

Our Mission

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana convenesinvests, and advocates so all who identify as women and girls living in Central Indiana to have an equitable opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter their race, place or identity.  

Since 1996

Our investments have improved the lives of women and girls

Our vision

We envision a world where all who identify as women and girls are thriving.

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.


Boldness. We are fearless in empowering and supporting all who identify as women or girls.

Equity. We recognize that not all who identify as women or girls start from the same place, and we address the imbalance of opportunities available to them.

Intersectionality. We see and affirm women and girls in their interconnected identities and center the voices of those experiencing overlapping and concurrent forms of inequity and oppression.

Collaboration. We are stronger together. We work in partnership with people and organizations to ensure all who identify as women and girls and their communities thrive.

Effectiveness and Sustainability. We effectively steward our resources to produce impactful and sustainable outcomes, while building a strong future for our organization.


Women’s Fund will move forward with boldness, innovation, and inclusivity – always powered by community voice. We will be fearless in defense of women and girls and unafraid to walk new paths and adapt to evolving times, while never forgetting the strong foundation laid by Dr. Diane Brashear and our Founding Mothers nearly 30 years ago. And we will honor the enduring impact of legacy program like OPTIONS and GO: Give Back, and our annual Power of Women event.

This is your women’s fund. Our work is impossible without you.

We hope you will review and consider this three-year strategic plan. And accept our invitation to join us – investing your work, wealth, and wisdom in Women’s Fund’s vision to make central Indiana a place where all who identify as women and girls can truly thrive.

Read our strategic plan »


We cannot chart a path forward without understanding our past and present.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, was founded in 1996 by Dr. Diane Brashear and a diverse group of committed and community-focused women. Their aim—to ensure that ours is a community where women and girls can thrive.

For nearly 30 years, Women’s Fund has executed its mission by granting money to women- and girl-serving not-for-profits and programs doing impactful work in the eight-county Central Indiana community. The organization has focused its work on priority areas, including caregiving, economic mobility, issues impacting girls, and intimate partner violence; while further supporting the community through initiatives including OPTIONS, GO: Give Back, and Executive Women of Color Leadership Program.

Advisory Board Leadership

Vice Chair_Nicole Wilson

Nichole Wilson, Chair

Women’s Fund Advisory Board

KARIN VEATCH, Vice chair

Women’s Fund Advisory Board


Meet Our Team

Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Tamara Winfrey-Harris


Rebekah Corwin

Rebekah Corwin

Marketing and Communications Officer

Rebekah Corwin

Victoria Petersen Elia, CFRE

Director of Development

Julie Koegel

Grants Officer & Consultant

Wendy McNamar

Special Events & OPTIONS Consultant

Gerri Pagach

Office & Data Manager


Your gift addresses the needs of women and girls in our community.