Imagine what a $1 million endowment can do for our community. Think of the thousands of lives it could touch over hundreds of years; think about how powerful that truly is. The Women’s Fund was established to fulfill this very dream. With a goal to have one thousand individuals pledge $1,000 each to create a $1 million endowment, the Women’s Fund makes grants annually to local nonprofit organizations that focus on bettering the lives of women and girls in the South Central PA counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry and the Dillsburg area.
While the grants made each year from the Women’s Fund are meaningful to these nonprofit organizations, the more the endowment grows, the more impactful the grants will be. The grants are given through a competitive grantmaking process each year, allowing the funds to be used for what our community needs most. Since it is a permanently endowed fund, the Women’s Fund will make these grants forever. Having the flexibility to respond to community needs through these unrestricted funds means the Women’s Fund will be able to bend with the changing times.
How can you help the Women’s Fund and, in turn, our community in perpetuity? By joining the Dream Team! We are well on our way to hitting the initial 1,000 members, and many members of our community have already joined the effort. Joining is easy, and can be done in many ways! Pledges can be paid quarterly, monthly, yearly, or through your donor advised fund.