The Rappahannock River Area Community Foundation’s Women and Girls Fund has awarded $50,000 to three regional non-profit organizations working to meet the needs of women and girls in our community.
On May 12, members of the Women and Girls Fund gathered for the fund’s annual Live Ballot event. This event highlights the role of participatory philanthropy at The Community Foundation. Fund members heard from nonprofit organizations about their grant application and made their funding decisions.
Each year, organizations are invited to apply for funding to help meet a specific need faced by women and girls in the community.
The Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic received $20,268 to fully fund its “Focus on Women’s Health” program.
The STEM Education and Innovation Center has received $15,000 to fully fund its TechBridge Girls and Virginia-Out-of-School Time program.
The Rappahannock Area YMCA received $14,732 to partially fund its “YCMA Power Scholars Academy” program.
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The Women and Girls Fund invites new members to join and invest in women and girls as a powerful way to advocate for the community. Fund members focus their talent, ideas and financial resources to meet the critical needs of women and girls in our community. Over time, the Community Foundation seeks to grow the Women and Girls Fund to 1,000 women who together give $1 million by creating an endowment that makes future grantmaking a permanent community asset. and sustainable. For more information or to register, visit cfrrr.org/who-we-are/womenand-girls-fund.