Ducky Day in Tipton Park, and youth philanthropy
In 2007, a group of Tipton County women came together to discuss issues facing women and girls in Tipton County. Realizing that projects and organizations needed support to improve conditions and opportunities for women of all ages, abilities, needs, and backgrounds, the Women’s Fund of the Tipton County Foundation was established as a permanent endowment. The fund continues to grow, and provides a way for all community members to address the needs of women and girls.
The Aim of the Women’s Fund
“Women and girls with roots in Tipton County unite their charitable giving through the Women’s Fund of the Tipton County Foundation. Our grantmaking creates a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community where women are empowered to reach their full potential.”
The Women's Fund annually awards grants to help nonprofit organizations committed to increasing options and opportunities for women and girls in Tipton County. Since 2008, the Women's Fund has awarded over $11,000 to 9 projects. In 2013, the Women’s Fund will consider project proposals from organizations which share our interest in improving conditions for women and girls.
The Women’s Fund would like to invite your local group or organization to apply for funding to support your efforts relating to women and girls. In order to do this, complete and submit a Women’s Fund Grant Proposal by Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Please see the proposal procedures below on this webpage.
The Women’s Fund is particularly interested in funding programming in the following areas:
Program ideas might include things like surrogate grandmother/granddaughter or an intergenerational book club using mixed media, and would focus on building communities of interest regardless of age.
Program ideas might include things like Internet Protection for Teens, “Sexting,” Differences between Reality, Reality Television, and Scripted Television, Media Images, Support for Teen Moms, and Anti-Bullying.
Women Supporting Women
Programs where women are helping empower other women.
Maintaining a Sense of Self
Program ideas might include Opportunities for Positive Social Interaction for Stay-at-Home-Moms, Continuing Education, Developing Communities of Interest, Transportation and Outreach, Arts, Literacy, Finance, and Self-Respect.
Any projects which contain these elements as major themes will be given preference during the funding process. Projects should demonstrate significant impact, collaboration, innovation, as well as outreach to all women of all ages, abilities, needs, and backgrounds. The committee anticipates awarding up to three grants at $2,000 each depending on the pool of applicants. Organizations with a larger need are welcome to apply to the Foundation’s normal grantmaking process located at www.tiptoncf.org/grants.htm.
Announcement of awards will be at the Women’s Fund Afternoon Tea
on Sunday, June 9, 2013. All those applying for funds are asked to be
represented at the Tea. You will be notified of your status by June 1.
Women’s Fund Grant Proposal
Complete your brief and direct proposal including the following information:
Describe how you will know your program was a success. How many people will be directly served by this grant? How will you identify them?
Identify other organizations with which you will be collaborating on this grant. Describe their role, and any conditions you may have with them.
Please submit the completed application by
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Record of Achievement
Together we have raised over $138,000 in endowed funds, which will never be spent, BUT will forever provide funding for programs that empower women and girls in Tipton County. We have granted over $11,000 to the following programs…
What You Can Do
You have a valuable opportunity to honor the generations of women of wisdom who made a difference in our lives. Like them, we need to be strong examples for the young girls who depend on us to show them the way.
It’s up to you to determine how you want to be involved in this vital effort to affect the lives of women in Tipton County. It can be as simple as sharing your interest and commitment with others. It can be as dedicated as serving on a short-term task group or committee to plan and execute community involvement and education. Without a doubt, you can make a very real difference by combining your charitable giving with that of others.
One of the vital roles you can play is one of thoughtful philanthropist… a woman of great heart and mind. You can make a very real difference by combining your charitable giving with that of others. Make a personally significant investment of time, talent, and treasure in the Women’s Fund, and encourage others to do the same.
Afternoon Tea • June 10, 2012
Next Afternoon Tea • Sunday, June 9, 2013
Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013
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