Impact through education

To create the next generation of philanthropists and community leaders, Women's Fund believes in the collective power of giving back to our community. Through two innovative programs, we teach philanthropy education for women and children in Central Indiana.

GO: Give Back

For children: birth to age 18

Philanthropy education and charitable giving teaches children to make thoughtful and intentional contributions to the community now and in the future.

To participate in GO, an adult creates a donor advised fund in the name of the child within Women's Fund, with a minimum gift of $1,000.  

To get involved, contact Christy Becker at



For women age 25 to 45

A year-long program with monthly educational classroom sessions and site visits teach community needs and personal and group philanthropy.

At the conclusion of the program, women may join the Options Alumnae to continue their engagement with Women's Fund.

To get involved, contact Wendy McNamar at or 317.634.2423 x157.





Initiatives improving lives

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana identifies the challenges facing women and girls in Central Indiana and funds initiatives to address the population’s needs.


The Campaign to Change Direction, an important national public health campaign regarding mental health, helps every adult learn the five signs of emotional suffering and what to do if they recognize any of these indicators of emotional pain in themselves or someone else.

Women's Fund has convened nine cities, and 46 college campuses, plus hospitals, health departments, chambers, foundations and businesses to take the lead on normalizing conversation around mental illness. This partnership represents a significant investment in the mental health and well-being of 1.9 million residents of Central Indiana.

To learn more about The Campaign to Change direction click here. 


The NEXT Initiative is a ten-year commitment from Women's Fund to address the needs of emerging adult women age 18 to 24, a population who has aged out of programs serving girls and help them move from economic instability to economic security.

By 2025, our goal for the NEXT women is to be self-sufficient and independent women who are not dependent on the goodwill of others for their success.

For more about the NEXT Initiative click here