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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

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana mobilizes people, ideas and investments so every woman and girl in our community has an equitable opportunity to reach her full potential – no matter her place, race or identity.

our impact

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana will leverage our community leadership and funding capacity to be the most influential organization creating transformative and sustainable change for women and girls.

 

our impact drives

outcomes

 

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We focus our funding to generate meaningful results over time.

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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 –

$815,279

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 –

$1,341,715

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 –

$3,872,571

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 –

$1,250,373

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


 

our grants benefit

(impact in dollars)

 

 

Investment through 2018

Since May 1999, we have awarded 481 grants totaling $8,303,210 to 117 different programs helping women and girls.
 

Grant money awarded by year

(impact in dollars)

 

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