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Women’s Giving Circle Seeks 2018 Grant Proposals

Friday, July 27, 2018

Now in its eighth year, the Women’s Giving Circle of Bartholomew County (WGCBC) is seeking grant proposals from Bartholomew County not-for-profits for projects benefiting women and families in our local community. Grant applications can be found online at and should be submitted by noon Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

Not-for-profit agencies are invited to submit grant proposals for projects focusing on Self- Sufficiency for Women, Women in Crisis, Educational Opportunities for Women and Youth, Parental Support and Empowerment. The complete grant guidelines and grant application are available on the Heritage Fund website.

Since its first grant cycle in 2011, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded grants totaling more than $100,000 to agencies for projects such as: Girls on the Run, Teen Dating Violence Awareness, Relative Caregiver Program, Initiative to Achieve Self-Sufficiency Through Employment & Training & SMART Girls.  Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle raised an additional $8,000 for the Turning the Page project that purchased books featuring positive female role models for local schools and public libraries. 

The WGCBC seeks to empower women and make a positive change in the lives of women and families in Bartholomew County. Established in 2010 and managed by Heritage Fund, the Women’s Giving Circle allows local women to pool their assets and leverage their charitable dollars to have a greater impact on community issues and causes that they care about.

The annual tax-deductible membership cost for WGCBC is $100, of which $75 from each member is pooled to grant funds to not-for-profit agencies. The remaining $25 of each member’s gift endows a fund to increase grant money available in future years.   Current members will have the opportunity to vote for the grants they would like to see funded.  Grant awards will be announced at the WGC Annual Meeting on Oct. 29, 2018.

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