Grants & Scholarships

Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse (POP) Fund is a women's giving circle dedicated to strengthening the community by providing grant funds to non-profit organizations serving the interests of women & girls. Members of POP seek to educate and inspire other, and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy. 

Upcoming Events:

August 22, 2017 - Please join the Power of the Purse Fund for our 2017 summer event! Our Luau-themed celebration will be held poolside (weather permitting) at the home of Patti Alderson!

This year's three grant finalisit - Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty, Bicycle Recycle, and Family Promise of Butler County - will provide brief presentations of their grant proposals to the group before we vote on the 2017 recipient.

Please remember, in order to vote you must have paid your 2017 dues of $100.

Cost for dinner is $20. Non-members may attend the event, as well.

We will also have our popular Purse Raffle available at $20/ticket.


Look forward to seeing you on August 22nd!

December 5, 2017 - Power of the Purse Winter Gala & 2017 Recipient Presentation at Wetherington Golf & Country Club


  1. Make a difference among women in the community by promoting volunteerism and effective philanthropy through our pooled resources.
  2. Encourage community among ourselves and those we serve
  3. Educate and increase awareness of local needs
  4. Encourage self-sufficiency and well-being among those in need
  5. 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.

The POP Membership will review all proposals at their May meeting. The top three organizations will be invited to attend the POP Summer Meeting to provide a presentation to the membership. After the presentations, POP Members will vote on the recipient. The selected organization will be announced at the Annual Grant Gala in December. 

To date, more than $70,000 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

Annual dues are $100 and may be paid in one or two installments. 

All members will be invited to the Annual Gala in December 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.


For more information about Power of the Purse, please contact Kate Feldmann, Administrative Assistant, at 513.874.5450 or