A big round of applause to our Giving Circle Members who participated in the funding focus vote. Their voices were heard loud and clear, and the results are in!
Each year our funding focus vote is all about figuring out which funding areas members are most interested in addressing during the upcoming grant cycle.
Here's the list of funding focus areas, in order of priority:
1. Early Childhood Education & Childcare
2. Family & Domestic Violence Resources
3. Housing Assistance and Homelessness Resources
4. Mental Health Services
5. Achieve Financial Stability
6. Family Support Programs
7. Food & Nutrition Security
8. Access to Higher Education and Continuing Education
9. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
10. Education K-12
We had a whopping $1,000,000 in grant requests pour in from 53 remarkable organizations!
What Happens Next?
Now that the votes are counted and the priorities are set, it's time for the Allocations Committee to get down to business. They'll be putting on their thinking caps and reviewing those 53 applications with a fine-tooth comb. The goal? To make sure our dollars make the most significant impact possible.
But wait, there's more! Spring is just around the corner, and that means something special for you. We'll be sending out education packets and digital ballots to all our members, featuring the nonprofit finalists selected during the grant review process. You'll have the power to vote once more to help decide which nonprofit programs will be receiving our grant funding for the 2024-25 year.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for participating in the funding focus vote. Your enthusiasm and dedication to making our community thrive are truly inspiring. Together, we're shaping a brighter future for local women and children.