Womenâ€™s Fund grants close to $11,000 in the community
(Photo: L to R: Jane Knight, Pioneer Career and Technology Center GRADS Instructor, Lorie Daugherty, Executive Director of Parent Aide and Lynne Schnuth, Community Health Access Project Program Director)
The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation conducted its annual luncheon November 11 to celebrate National Philanthropy Day and to announce its 2015-16 grants.
The Women’s Fund grant focus this year is women and girls with a preference for parenting programs. Just over $10,700 in grants were awarded to the following agencies and programs:
Community Health Access Project and Help Me Grow
CHAP employees work with pregnant and new mothers daily. The grant will fund education and emergency supplies such as formula, diapers and baby wipes.
Parent Aide for the Enriching Foundations for Moms
This program will help ensure that mothers who seek child abuse prevention supportive help will receive it. The grant will help address the gap in funding and provide women who express a desire for mentorship the ability to be helped and funding to assist with two workshops.
Pioneer Career and Technology Center Graduation, Reality and Dual Role Skills (GRADS) field trip
GRADS focuses on knowledge and skills related to prenatal and neonatal care, nurturing healthy children and families and graduation from high school. The grant will fund a field trip to North Central State College to encourage GRADS students to further their education after high school graduation.
Women’s Fund Advisory Committee chair Edie Humphrey thanked donors for their generosity. The Women’s Fund has granted close to $280,000 in Richland County since 1998.
The mission of The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation is to promote philanthropy among women, and to establish a permanent fund to empower women to achieve their full potential.