Women's Legacy Fund Grants

Women’s Legacy Fund

The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation makes grants to local nonprofits with a mission to support women and/or their children in Montgomery County. The 2020 Women's Legacy grants were awarded in June, please see details below.  

General Guidelines

• Projects that serve women and children in Montgomery County will be considered for Women’s Legacy Fund (WLF) grants.

• It is anticipated that organizations receiving a grant will use it in a one-year period from June 2021 to May 2022.

• Contact WLF Co-President Karen Thada, kthada@sbcglobal.net with questions related to the grants and their purposes.

• For questions about the application procedures, contact MCCF Grants Director Cheryl Keim at cheryl@mccf-in.org.

The Process

  • Complete the WLF Grant Application by noon on Friday, March 26.  The application is found on the How to Apply page; scroll down to the bottom of that page and click START a new Women's Legacy Fund Grant Application.

  • The WLF Steering Committee evaluates all applications and selects finalists . All applicants will be notified via email of their status.

  • Finalists will be invited to present their project to the WLF full membership.

  • The full WLF membership reviews and votes on the finalists’ proposals.

  • Successful grantees are expected to give a verbal progress report to the WLF membership on Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:30 p.m., location to be announced.

  • Final written reports will be due May 31, 2022.
Class at the Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy

The Women's Legacy Fund awarded $12,690 in grants in 2020.

• CARA (Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy) received $4,000 to help address the barriers women often face in pursuing their High School Equivalency diploma such as childcare, transportation, and the cost of taking the exam.

• Purdue Extension received $1,500  for Chef University, an after-school cooking school for youth in grades 3-5.

• New Beginnings Child Care received $7,190 for general operating support.

If interested in becoming a member, visit the Women’s Legacy Fund page under the “Giving” tab.