Nine local organizations to receive grants from The Women’s Fund

Fund in its 12th year with more than 300 members

The Women’s Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation, will distribute grants to nine local organizations that address literacy, arts and mental health issues. (Submitted)

Nine local organizations will be awarded a total of $40,000 from “The Women’s Fund,” a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation.


The grants address financial literacy for women and children, the arts and mental health.

Community organizations submitted grant proposals and after interviews with selected applicants, each member of The Women’s Fund was given an opportunity to vote on the applications. The fund, now in its 12th year, has more than 300 members.

“We are pleased to offer women an opportunity to participate in collective giving and to participate in the process of investing in meaningful programs in our community,” said fund chairwoman Linda Jeffrey.

The selected organizations are:

  • Antioch Family Life Center receiving $3,300
  • Boys & Girls Club of Topeka receiving $4,745
  • Catholic Charities of NE KS receiving $6,880
  • Housing & Credit Counseling, Inc. receiving $1,200
  • Kansas Ballet Company receiving $4,640
  • Mulvane Art Museum receiving $7,000
  • Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy receiving $3,190
  • Topeka Performing Arts Center receiving $4,545
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Care receiving $4,500

More than a half million dollars has been contributed to The Women’s Fund. Half of each contribution is used for grants while the other half is held in endowment to ensure perpetuity. The Women’s Fund will have awarded more than $350,000 in grants.

The organizations will be recognized at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 26.