Community Kids Fund

Community Kids Fund Accepting Funding Requests
for Programs Benefiting Youth & Families Deadline to Apply is March 1, 2013

The Community Kids Fund is currently soliciting proposals to be considered for funding as part of their 2013 competitive process. The Fund held at The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty was established earlier this year to encourage youth to become actively involved in their community, thereby fostering a lifetime commitment to service. The Community Kids Fund is guided by local 4th, 5th and 6th graders who have formed their own giving circle to support programs/projects in the community. The Community Kids Fund will consider proposals that assist children and families in the West Chester/Liberty area. Up to $1,000 will be awarded in the Spring of 2013.

Organizations interested in submitting a request for funding consideration should contact The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty at 513-874-5450 or download a copy of the application. Requests must be received by March 1, 2013

4th, 5th and 6th graders interested in joining the Community Kids Giving Circle are encouraged. Contact the Foundation for details.

Pictured: Community Kids Founder, Julia Feldmann was recently recognized for her outstanding community service by BakeMeHome, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism and providing disadvantaged moms and kids with direct services that encourage shared family experiences. Julia was presented by a $100 grant to the Community Kids Fund.

Questions? Call Melissa Benedict at 513-874-5450 or email Melissa@wclfoundation.com

When Julia Feldmann, age 10, saw what her mom, Kate Feldmann and grandma, Sandy Davis were doing with the Power of the Purse Fund, she wanted to get involved.  And while, she was too young to participate in the Power of the Purse Fund, a giving circle that engages women to pool their dollars to make a larger impact, Julia thought, “Why couldn’t I start my own giving circle for kids my age”? With that thought, the Community Kids Fund was established. Julia recruited her peers to join her on an Advisory Committee. Together, they created their mission to encourage young to become actively involved in their community, fostering a lifetime commitment to service. The group planned and hosted their first fundraiser social, a “Minute-to-win-it” Ice Cream Social in October.  Just like the Power of the Purse, the Community Kids Fund will engage youth and pool their resources to give grants to charities and initiatives assisting children and families in need.