The Women’s Fund in Bowling Green announces $145,000 worth of grants for six nonprofits

BOWLING GREEN – The Women’s Fund in South Central Kentucky has helped people, especially women and children in South Central Kentucky with their donations to nonprofits in the community for nearly a decade. 

Tuesday at the SOKY marketplace in Bowling Green, the Women’s Fund announced that this year, they will split $145,000 worth of grants into six checks for local nonprofits.

The money will all be used to help out local women, children and families in a 10-county region.

Executive Director of Community Foundation of South Central KY Jennifer Wethington says that in previous years, the fund chose one organization to give around $100,000 to each year, but due to struggles with fundraising caused by the pandemic, the Women’s Fund decided dividing the money and helping multiple nonprofits would best serve the community this year.

“We know that fundraising was way down last year for all different organizations. So, we felt like this could be one more year that we could help address those issues and go from there,” said Wethington.

Women’s Fund Advisory Board Chair Sandy Sealey says that over the last nine years, excluding this check, the fund has raised upwards of $867,000 going straight back into the community.

“It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” said Sealey.

Sandy said she encourages nonprofits in the surrounding communities that support women, children and families to apply so that they can have a chance to receive some of the grant money, themselves.

At the end of the year, the fund announces and awards the selected nonprofits at their annual dinner.

Sealey encouraged other women to join, saying , “It’s a community of women that’s grown over time. And the more we grow, the more we can do. And it’s just amazing to be a part of something so special.

To apply as either a member or a nonprofit, visit their website here