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2022 Grants from the Women’s Fund

In January 2022, the Foundation awarded the following six grants to programs that benefit women and children from the Women’s Fund:

    Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha to support its automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid training courses for youth.

    Faith, Hope & Love to support its Duffels for Kids program.

    Fleeing Artists Theatre to support its production of “The Melancholy Play” by Sarah Ruhl.

    Kenosha Achievement Center to support the purchase of specialized, adaptive supplies and equipment for children with special needs to aid in therapeutic interventions.

    Kenosha Literacy Council to support its Women in Focus interactive program for English Language Learners.

    Kenosha Opera Festival to support Women Leading Women in Opera program.

Focus of Grants from the Women’s Fund
Grants from the Foundation’s Women’s Fund support programs and organizations that create opportunities for women and children in Kenosha County.

In addition, the Women’s Fund is a co-sponsor the Kenosha Women’s Network’s 2020 Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards.

About the Fund
Established by the Foundation as a component fund (also known as a quasi-endowment) in 1997, the Women’s Fund was the idea of a group of visionary Kenosha women, including Connie Ferwerda and Mary Frost Ashley, who were dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life of women and children in Kenosha County.

The endowment fund was designed so that it would grow through tax-deductable donations from the public and a portion of the income earned by the endowment to be used as grants to local non-profit organizations. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund has distributed over $60,000 in grants to the community.

POAP Photo Held periodically in fall, since 2005, the Power of a Purse event has raised over $100,000 for the Women's Fund.