The Power of the Purse Fund
The Power of the Purse educates, inspires and increases the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen our community by providing funds and assistance to women and girls.
- Make a difference among women in the community by promoting volunteerism and effective philanthropy through our pooled resources.
- Encourage community among ourselves and those we serve
- Educate and increase awareness of local needs
- Encourage self-sufficiency and well-being among those in need
- Build a network that is a catalyst for positive change
Power of the Purse accepts grant requests for new or existing projects that focus of meeting the basic needs of food, shelter, or health care for women or children.
2012 Grant Opportunity
Click here to see the 2012 RFP
The POP Membership will review all proposals at their May meeting. The top three organizations will be invited to attend the POP Fall Meeting to provide a presentation to the membership. After the presentations, POP Members will vote on their 2012 recipient. The selected organization will be announced at the Annual Grant Gala . For more information, please contact Melissa Benedict, Vice-President, Donor Services.
To date, more than $45,000 has been awarded from the Power of the Purse Fund. Past grantees include: Girls on the Run, One Way Farm, Healthy Visions and Companions on a Journey.
Membership Rights and Responsibilities
You are invited to become a 2012 member of Power of the Purse. We are a group of women from the West Chester, Liberty and Mason areas who pool our resources to make a large charitable contribution once a year to an organization of our choosing. Our goal is to educate, inspire and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen our community by providing funds and assistance to women and girls.
Annual dues are $100 and can be paid in one or two installments.
All members will be invited to the Annual Gala in November and any Power of the Purse fundraising and/or networking events. Members may serve on any of the committees or subcommittees: Education, Grants, Recruiting/Membership, and Marketing Fundraising. They are expected to fulfill any pledges made to the fund and to further the mission of the Power of the Purse by encouraging others to participate.
Annual Grant Gala - November 29th at Wetherington Golf & Country Club
2007 Power of the Purse Newsletters
2009 Power of the Purse Newsletters
2010 Power of the Purse Newsletters