Women’s Fund Awards $94,000

Source: Central Minnesota Community Foundation 08/14/2014

(Aug. 14, 2014) – The Women’s Fund at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation announced today that an outpouring of community support made it possible to award $94,000 to local programs that empower girls and women. The one-day Women on Stage event this summer raised over $95,000.
With the proceeds from Women on Stage, the Women’s Fund awarded $15,000 grants each to:

  • Meal on Wheels
  • St. Cloud Children’s Home
  • Starfish Program

The remaining proceeds from the event support the Women’s Fund Endowment to provide ongoing funding for programs that empower women and girls in the community. The Women’s Fund announced today the awarding of the following grants through the endowment:

  • $8,000 to Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Community in Cold Spring for La Huerta Guadalupe- Youth Market Garden             
  • $7,838 to the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project for Gardens Education Program Expansion
  • $7,500 to Hands Across the World in St. Cloud for Childcare Provider Training Program Mentorship" Learning Together”
  • $5,000 to Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Community in Cold Spring for "La Fiesta" Latina Entrepreneur's Program 
  • $5,000 to Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud for Personal Fitness for the Everyday Older Woman
  • $3,500 to St. Cloud Hospital for the Elder Network Peer to Peer Support    
  • $2,500 to American Red Cross Central Minnesota Chapter for Certified Nursing Training

The Women’s Fund Grants Committee also selected the following to receive grants from the Julianne Williams Fund, which provides essential support for local programs that promote the building of self-esteem, safety, confidence and overall empowerment of girls and young women:

  • $4,315 to Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines in Waite Park for Camp Discovery Pathway
  • $3,315 to Friendship Ventures in Annandale to help girls with disabilities attend summer camp
  • $1,500 to Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota in St. Cloud for the Date SMART program

This year’s Women on Stage event focused on HERStory in History and was hosted at the Stearns History Museum. The event drew more than 400 people for a casual evening of entertainment, food and history activities. The Women’s Fund has raised more than $1 million for to local programs since it started in 2002. 

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF), based in St. Cloud, is a public charity that administers over 600 charitable funds totaling more than $100 million for the benefit of local residents. CMCF has been engaging people and connecting resources to build a better community since 1985. CMCF deepens its community impact through its affiliates, Alexandria Area Community Foundation, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, and Willmar Area Community Foundation, as well as its supporting organization, the Minnesota Real Estate Foundation. Learn more at CommunityGiving.org.

Categories: Community & Public Foundations,Grantmaking,News
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