Local groups receive WLF grants


Women’s Legacy Fund recently awarded grants to eight local nonprofit organizations. Each year WLF invites local nonprofits to submit proposals that support the needs of women and children in Montgomery County.

This year’s recipients were:

• CARA (Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy), $4,000 – Provides support to women to overcome barriers to furthering their education.

• Hand in Hand Creative Learning, $2,314 – Books and toys for the classrooms and professional development for staff.

• Montgomery County Extension Homemakers, $450 – to support their First Books Program for Head Start. Members visit, read, and leave books for the children each month.

• Montgomery County Family Recovery Court, $3,000 – support for this incentive based program that strives to help families progress through the Department of Child Services system with support, guidance, and encouragement.

• New Hope Christian Church, $1,982 – support for field trips and supplies for Hope Camp, a summer camp for school age children.

• Putnam County Family Support Services, $1,500 – support for the Operation Brain Building program for mothers and their young children enrolled in Healthy Families here in Montgomery County.

• United Way in Montgomery County, $2,354 – support to start the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program here in Montgomery County.

• Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County, $450 – “See you in the Summer: Taking more steps toward Student Empowerment,” a secondary youth summit to build on the work of the earlier Youth Summits.

WLF is an endowed fund held at the Montgomery County Community Foundation. WLF members contribute $300; $100 is placed in the endowment fund to assure long-term funding while $200 is used as a one-time expenditure during the current grantmaking year. Applicants submit written proposals which are reviewed by the steering committee. The steering committee selects those that best align with the group’s grantmaking goals. Those finalists make an in-person presentation to the membership and the membership votes for the winning proposals.

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