SAVE THE DATE:
Join us on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, for a celebration of The Women’s Fund accomplishments these past 12 years, and learn more about The Women’s Fund Giving Circle.
The Women’s Fund Giving Circle
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
The McConnell Foundation
800 Shasta View Drive
WHAT TO EXPECT:
At this inaugural meeting of The Women’s Fund Giving Circle, organizations selected by The Women’s Fund Grant Review Panel from among the annual grant applicants will make brief presentations to the Giving Circle participants. Immediately following the presentations, the Giving Circle will vote to select one of the organizations to receive additional funds from the Giving Circle participants. The Giving Circle participants make a contribution that evening directly to the organization selected.
Welcome to The Women’s Fund Reimagined in 2022!
The wonderful mission to improve the lives of women and families in the Redding area through collective philanthropy continues, just in a different format:
- As of July 1, 2022, TWF no longer collects donations through membership
- TWF is now a different type of collective giving organization called “Giving Circle”
- The giving circle will meet twice a year to hear from select organizations about their work and vote on which one will receive a donation from the Circle at the meeting.
- Giving Circle participants commit to making their donation to the organization selected by the group
- The Women’s Fund Endowment Fund will continue to be managed by the Community Foundation of the North State
- Annual grants will continue to be made from the Endowment Fund each fall to support organizations serving women and their families in the greater Redding Area
The Women’s Fund reimagined is now just direct giving, no more memberships or operating expenses!
Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
The Women’s Fund began in February 2008 with a founding cabinet of 10 women, representing diverse backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, all from the greater Redding region. The Women’s Fund is part of a global movement dedicated to collective philanthropy.
We served 78 females in Shasta County… every dollar of [The Women’s Fund’s $10,000 grant] went toward the verifiable purchase of items or sponsorships for female students… they received day to day items including clothes, underwear, feminine hygiene products, makeup, bus passes, and school supplies.
[The Women’s Fund’s $10,000 grant] funded “The Making Opportunities Program.” One participant who was a current resident at One Safe Place had this to say about her experience. “The Making Opportunities Program reminded me that whatever I will to happen will happen and that knowledge is power. As a survivor of domestic violence and a single mother of two children under two, this was a profound realization.
Through the generous grant [$30,000] from The Women’s Fund, the Family Resource Center (FRC) continued to serve families with mothers as head of household. Walk-in/drop-in services were on Mondays from 9am-4pm and the FRC was able to continue to offer home visiting case management throughout the week. Our target was 75 mothers and … our numbers were more than double serving 168 unduplicated mothers came to the FRC.
We taught 99 financial literacy lessons throughout the North State this last year and continue to expand into other organizations. The Women’s Fund support [$12,500 grant] was a HUGE for us in reaching that many youth in our community. It’s so incredibly empowering to see the shift happen in the conversations with our students in the program.
Prior to the grant [of $12,500] from The Women’s Fund, we only have one drug and alcohol advocate (counselor) handling between 20 to 30 cases. After receiving the grant, we have been able to support 7 [additional] women to be a successful substance abuse disorder professional.
The Women’s Fund’s grant [$20,000] has allowed us to fund the Job Developer position at CHYBA. Our Job Developer performs a multitude of tasks which benefit the students at CHYBA, but one of the most important is transportation, as many students have no transportation of their own. She has helped transport students to a number of activities including meetings at the SMART Center, job fairs and educational training events, the DMV and the Social Security office, and even to businesses for job interviews and application drop-offs.