Women’s Giving Circle of Bartholomew County

The December Empower Hour has been combined with the Heritage Fund Seasonal Celebration & Holiday Cheer, Tuesday 12/10, 4:30-6:30 PM, Hotel Indigo Gallery Bar & Bistro, 400 Brown St, Columbus, IN  47201

Thanks to our supporters, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded more than $130,000 in grants since 2010!  We are excited to announce a series of new initiatives and grant opportunities for 2019-2020.

2019-2020 Initiatives

  • Women in Crisis Micro-Loan Program – In partnership with Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center, WGC will provide grant funds to assist women in crisis. LCFNC will identify women in need and work to make small dollar, high impact loans with reasonable payment terms. Women will be assisted with support for items such as: unexpected emergency expenses, monthly bill assistance due to extenuating circumstances, job preparedness etc.
  • Bartholomew Co. Report Card for Women and Strategic Grantmaking – In order to better assess the needs of women in our community, WGC will work with strategic partners to collect key data on the status of women locally. Data will be shared with the community and used to define future initiatives and grant making from the WGC.
  • Women’s Leadership Pipeline – In 2019-2020 we will explore the creation of a leadership pipeline that will help to identify community leadership roles and how we can better connect local women to opportunities to lead.
  • WGC Empower Hour – 60 minutes of learning, connections and high-impact philanthropy 1st Wednesday of the month September-December at 4S Bistro, 217 Washington Street from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for local women interested in philanthropy to network, learn about community issues, and help prioritize opportunities for funding. Scheduled topics include: United Way Needs Assessment; Council for Youth Development/What You Need to Know About the 40 Developmental Assets; and Women in Leadership.  See below for additional information on the WGC Empower Hour.

Mission

Our mission is to educate, connect and inspire women to practice strategic philanthropy; using our collective strengths and financial resources to create positive change in Bartholomew County

Vision

Women’s Giving Circle is a powerful philanthropic force transforming lives in Bartholomew County

We value

  • High Impact Grants
  • Developing Women’s Leadership
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • An Educated & Engaged Network
  • Connection & Collaboration
  • Collective Giving

Questions? Contact Kristin Munn at kmunn@heritagefundbc.org

WGC Empower Hour – 60 minutes of learning, connections and high impact philanthropy

1st Wednesday of the month September-November at Lucabe Coffee Co. – 310 4th St from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The December Empower Hour has been combined with the Heritage Fund Seasonal Celebration & Holiday Cheer, Tuesday 12/10, 4:30-6:30 PM, Hotel Indigo Gallery Bar & Bistro, 400 Brown St, Columbus, IN  47201

We know you’re busy but also that you want to be involved.  Join us once a month for 1 hour – have a drink, meet other women that want to get involved, and learn about issues that are impacting women and families locally and how together we can make a difference. This is also our chance to hear from you about the causes that are most important and deserving of our philanthropic dollars.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, September 4th – Topic: United Way Needs Assessment/Community Issues Impacting Women & Children

Wednesday, October 2nd – Topic: Council for Youth Development/What you Need to Know About the 40 Developmental Assets and Strengthening Youth in Bartholomew County

Wednesday, November 6th – Topic: Women in Leadership/Kelly Benjamin & Amber Fischvogt

Tuesday, December 10th – Topic: Holiday Celebration & Networking combined with Heritage Fund Seasonal Celebration, 4:30-6:30 PM, Hotel Indigo Gallery Bar & Bistro, 400 Brown St, Columbus, IN  47201

Want to get involved? 

  • Join the mailing list by sending an email to: kmunn@heritagefundbc.org – put “Join WGC Mailing List” in the subject line
  • Follow Heritage Fund on facebook
  • Women of all ages and means are invited to join in this important work with a gift to the Women’s Giving Circle Philanthropic Fund as they are able and inspired to give.  Gifts from women across the community will be pooled together for greater impact in grant-making and programs.  Use the form below to make a donation!

Questions?  Contact Kristin Munn at (812) 376-7772 or kmunn@heritagefundbc.org