Women’s Fund celebrates a successful year of donations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Women’s Fund group met Thursday night via a Zoom webinar.

In previous years, this meeting is an in person dinner to announce where grant money will go.

But, due to COVID-19, the group has already donated their 2020 funds to local non-profits earlier this year.

The goal of the meeting was to share what the group has done over the year.

Throughout the year, the Women’s Fund donated over $140,000 to local non-profits such as the Foundry, Salvation Army of Bowling Green, Hope Harbor and many more.

The Women’s Fund grant is typically a one-time grant of $100,000 all at once to one organization, but this year, the group decided to split that amount among 14 organizations, according to Jennifer Wethington, the executive director of the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky.

Because of the virus, nonprofit organizations’ fundraisers have been cancelled, resulting in a loss of essential operating revenue and endangering the services they provide.

The money the Women’s Fund provided helped the local nonprofits at a time when it was most needed.