Women Who Care
Women Who Care strives to educate, encourage, and expand the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen our community by providing funds and assistance to issues that are important to families. It is a women’s giving circle that is a pooled fund where the members decide what projects are important to them to enhance the needs of families in Elk County. Women who become members of this organization will work towards turning lives around in Elk County. Through donations and fundraising events monies will be raised to grant to Elk County Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations implementing or developing programs focused on resolving family issues.
In February 2009 a group of nine women from all walks of life living in Elk County came together to discuss the need to establish a women’s philanthropic organization. The group started out hopeful that a core group of women would have the same dream and this new organization would come to life in 2009. The goal was far surpassed by attracting 97 women that had the same goal of joining Women Who Care (WWC). The kickoff event was held on October 8, 2009 at the St. Marys Country with over 100 women in attendance. Since then three committees have been formed to address membership, events and grants. These committees may change as the years progress or as additional members come forth to take a greater lead.
WWC funds eligible 501(c)(3) organizations who enhance the quality of life for families in Elk County. More information on applying can be obtained by contacting the Elk County Community Foundation.
Download WWC Granting Guidelines This list of guidelines is helpful in understanding what projects and organizations Women Who Care give grants too.
Download Fillable Application.pdf This form can be downloaded and returned via email to email@example.com. The deadline date for applications is August 15th.
Choosing organizations to Fund
Grants will be awarded by a competitive grant making process, and all member can provide input.
WWC membership is not limited, any woman donating to the WWC fund is considered a member. If you commit to a minimum of a $100 donation you will be deemed a Member with voting privileges of the Women Who Care Fund.
Keeping In Touch
WWC produces a bi-yearly newsletter to keep its members up to date on meetings, granting opportunities, and events. Please take a look at the latest issue downloadable below, as well as a list of our current members.