March 15th, 2013

Women’s Fund Endowment Gifts Exceed $10,000 Match Challenge

The 2013 Women’s Fund luncheon included a surprise announcement of an anonymous $10,000 match challenge gift to encourage giving to the Women’s Fund endowment. Within 48 hours an additional $10,000 was contributed by generous donors to secure the doubling match gift.  The Women’s Fund endowment, now at $167,000, is seeking its first milestone amount of $200,000 to generate grants to improve the quality of life for Tompkins County women.  

Donors can make at gift by Clicking Here and designating the program as, Other, Women’s Fund Endowment

The endowment generates grants such as these 2013 awards:

Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund celebrates the power of women in philanthropy with 11 grantees awarded over $19,000 of grants to achieve powerful results for women in Tompkins County.

Grants will be made to:

OAR for empowerment workshops

Advocacy Center for new washer and dryer at their shelter

Catholic Charities for immigrant services

Tompkins Learning Partners for math workshops

Southside Community Center for two girl empowerment programs

Natural Leaders Initiative for peer internships

Women’s Opportunity Center to assist women in job training

Ithaca Free Clinic for its women’s health services

Finger Lakes Independence Center for an Asian women’s brochure

Cancer Resource Center for wigs and beauty products for cancer survivors

Tompkins Community Action for linen and house wares for its new supportive living residence for women

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