making a positive impact on the lives of women, children + families of south central kentucky, now and forever.
The Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky (“Fund”) created and sustained by women philanthropists, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children and families in South Central Kentucky. It is a Field of Interest Fund of The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky (CFSKY). The Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky will achieve its mission/purpose through its philanthropic and educational efforts.
Thus, “Women Making a Positive Impact on the Lives of Women, Children & Families in South Central Kentucky”
The Women’s Fund operates under the auspices of The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky, whose mission is to encourage philanthropic giving for the positive impact upon the community for now and generations to come. The Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, builds and oversees a permanent collection of endowment funds, and serves as a trustworthy partner and effective steward in response to community needs and opportunities, while honoring donor intent.
One consistent message from across the nonprofit community in Kentucky: Organizations and communities need flexible financial resources. Right Now!
The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky encourages you do donate to the United Way Covid-19 Crisis Fund.
"None of us can help everyone, but all of us can help some."
—The United Way
Covid-19 Crisis Fund
THE GOAL OF THIS FUND—is to relieve hardship for vulnerable working families due to quarantine or disruption of income, to support the coordination of community health and human service relief efforts, and to ensure equity in the distribution of philanthropic resources across Southern Kentucky. While services to support will continue to evolve as the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis continues to increase, current critical need areas include:
- Support food pantries and other vital food resources through providing financial resources to help prevent hunger and lack of nutrition resources
- Prevent growth in homelessness due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 by aiding low-income individuals, displaced workers and families through emergency support for basic needs such as rent and utilities.
- Aid education by providing technology support to low-income students who require assistance with technology and other means to stay connected to their academic instruction and learning.
- Encourage Mental Health through supporting agencies that can counsel and guide individuals through this difficult crisis.
- Other urgent community needs that develop due to the COVID-19 crisis.
ABOUT THE FUND
WHO ARE WE?
The Women’s Fund is an initiative to bring women together for the purpose of “making a positive impact on the lives of women and children of South Central Kentucky, now and forever” by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives with the same purpose.
WHAT IS A FUND?
The Women’s Fund is both a permanent endowment fund and a nonpermanent fund established to benefit women and children. The fund is managed and invested within the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky. The permanent fund is building a legacy that will impact the lives of women and children in our area forever! The nonpermanent fund provides a significant grant to make an immediate difference in the community.
HOW ARE FUNDS GRANTED?
At the end of each grant cycle, an annual dinner of the membership is held, where grantee finalists are invited to make a presentation about their funding request. Each member of the Women’s Fund will cast one (1) vote in person or by proxy at the annual dinner. The recipient of the impact grant will be determined by majority vote of the fund members. The awards will be announced and awarded that day.
membership [ support. join. donate. ]
how to become a voting member:
There are 5 levels of membership. Each vote is weighted in relation to level of membership.
A woman who contributes $1,000 or more, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives one (1) vote per year.
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A woman who contributes $1,100 or more, with $100 going to the administrative fund, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives one (1) vote per year.
A woman who makes a donation of $500, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives a ½ vote per year.
A woman who makes a donation of $250, paid in full during the fiscal year [July 1-June 30], receives ¼ vote per year.
A woman $125 [25 yrs + under] who makes a donation of $125, paid in full during the fiscal year [July1-June30] receives a ⅛ vote per year.
One (1) individual contributes a total of $25,000. The individual shall retain one (1) vote per year for their lifetime and the membership may have one successor. [Ask about membership payment options]
Gifts of any amount are appreciated and all who donate will be invited to the annual Presentation of Funds luncheon.
HOW CAN I BECOME MORE THAN A MEMBER?
Do you have time to give, connections to make, ideas to share, or tech-savvy skills to contribute? We need you! Click on the link below for a complete listing of volunteer options.
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2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jennifer Wethington | Executive Director
Cara Benningfield | Chair
Sandy Sealey | Vice Chair
Dena Nelsen | Treasurer
Nancy Brandenburg | Secretary
2013 FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jennifer Wethington | Executive Director
Shannon Vitale | Chair
Shatana Johnson | Vice Chair