The Women's Fund of Porter County

The Women's Fund of Porter County offers an opportunity for women to collectively share in the joy of giving. Women from all backgrounds come together with one common goal in mind - improve the lives of women and children in our community.

The goal is to raise $100,000 annually, awarding $50,000 in two high-impact grants. The remainder is permanently endowed in the Women’s Fund at the Porter County Community Foundation to ensure support for organizations helping women and children - forever. 

Since 2007, The Women's Fund has awarded over $550,000 in grants. Watch this video and see how the Women's Fund is making a difference today!

The 2017 high-impact grants from the Porter County Community Foundation's Women's Fund were awarded to Hannah’s Hope and the Portage Township YMCA.

The 2016 high-impact grants from the Porter County Community Foundation's Women's Fund were awarded to Family House & Housing Opportunities.
The 2015 high-impact grants from the Porter County Community Foundation's Women's Fund were awarded to Hilltop Neighborhood House & Dayspring Women's Center.
 

 
 Women's Fund of Porter County

How to get involved

An annual contribution of $1,000 or more qualifies you as a voting member of the Women’s Fund Grant Committee. Members are given the opportunity to participate in the entire grant selection process.   

Women's Fund Grant Recipients

  • Gabriel's Horn Shelter

  • Hannah's Hope

  • Portage Township YMCA

  • Family House

  • Housing Opportunities

  • Hilltop Neighborhood House

  • Dayspring Women’s Center

  • Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center

  • Project Neighbors

  • The Caring Place

  • Family and Youth Services Bureau

  • Parents as Teachers of Porter County

  • PACT

  • KV Works

 
 

Click here to meet the 2018 Women's Fund of Porter County Members

Gift of Opportunity

  • Kathryn McMillan

  • Kathy Mosak

Gift of Promise

  • Elizabeth Allen

  • Stephanie A. Braming

  • Stephanie L. Jones

  • Judy Leetz

  • Emily Remster

  • Tricia Sakich

  • Jacki Stutzman

Gift of Hope

  • Victoria Adik

  • Michelle Alex

  • Diane Allwardt

  • Kathryn Anderson

  • Jan-Marie Barsophy

  • Lynn Bayman

  • Pat Bodensteiner

  • Georgia A. Bricker

  • Peggy Burnell

  • Nicky Calhoun

  • Maggie Cobble

  • Shannon Costella

  • Patricia S. Crise

  • Suman Das

  • Laura Evans

  • Mary Ann Feller

  • Kaye Frataccia

  • Stephanie Gerdes

  • Minakshi Ghuman

  • Beth Gough

  • Dr. Cynthia Lembcke Grundy

  • Carol Hall

  • Laura Harting

  • Karen Hartman

  • Julia Hess

  • Mr. and Larry Holt

  • Tiffany Irving

  • Karen Johnson

  • Teresa Karp

  • Susan Kelly-Johnson

  • Candace Kilpinen

  • Catherine C. Kozelka

  • Heather K. Lynch

  • Denise McDermott

  • Ruth Ann McWhorter

  • Ellen B. Meyer

  • Carey Morrisson

  • Theresa Nicksic

  • Heather Olson

  • Molly Opperman

  • Dolly A. Phadke

  • Leslie Plesac

  • Alison Quackenbush

  • Debbi Reynolds

  • Nancy Scannell

  • Jeanne Sommer

  • Maureen A. Stombaugh

  • MaryAnn L. Thompson

  • Cinda L. Urschel

  • Joanne Urschel

  • Jennifer Vidimos

  • Kathleen Walsh

  • Beth Welter

  • Barbara A. Young