Women’s funds appear in many settings—public charities, private foundations and funds within community foundations like ours. Surveys revealed that funding for women and girls by the broader foundation community has grown at a faster rate than foundation giving on the whole. But as a share of overall foundation giving, funding for women and girls has remained below 7.5 percent for more than 15 years. Our interpretation: funders understand the potential for change by investing in women, but awareness that translates into giving must be intensified.
What makes these funds unique? Research has shown women’s funds have developed a unique approach to grant-making that sets them apart from the mainstream in terms of impact and effectiveness.
To serve the current and changing needs of women and girls in Collier County through grantmaking—that is the powerful mission of the Women’s Foundation of Collier County
|Financial Goals||Grantmaking Priority Areas||Current Programs and Events|
|Increase the WFCC Endowment Fund to $5,000,000 to result in $250,000 in grantmaking||At-Risk Teens||Power of the Purse|
|Sustain a grantmaking level of at least $50,000 each year||Basic Needs||Women of Initiative Honorees|
|Engage individuals interested in supporting the unmet needs of women and girls||At-Risk Senior Women||Junior Women of Initiative|
|Bette Aymar||Christine Flynn||Trisha Hare||Kathleen Kapnick||Jacquelyn Pierce, Vice Chair||Denise Zutz|
|Kelly Capolino||Myra Friedman||Stacey Herring||Donna Messer||Karen Ryan||Mary Lynn Myers, Ex Officio-CFCC|
|Bev Cherry, Chair||Amy Hale||Liz Jessee||Brenda O’Connor||Sondra Quinn||Eileen Connolly-Keesler, President/CEO-CFCC|
|Sue Dalton||Robin Hamilton||Jinny Johnson||Linda Penniman||Ann Westerfield|