The Women’s Leadership Council announces its fifth year of funding to support women and children in Thurston County.
Thanks to members of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) and the philanthropic community, $25K in grants will help strengthen and support five nonprofit organizations during the 2015-2016 funding cycle.
“We know the economy is impacting lives of women and their families so we hope that by supporting programs with effective outcomes, our women will be more financially stable, healthier and safer,” said Maria Robinson, WLC and grants committee member.
The WLC received $65K in requests and granted $25K to support nonprofit programs that aligned with WLC’s mission to, positively impact the lives of women and children in Thurston County by promoting self-sufficiency and financial stability.
“Nationwide, only seven cents out of every charitable dollar is currently invested in programs that specifically benefit women and children,” said WLC Co-Chair, Leatta Dahlhoff. “When equipped with the proper resources, women and children have the power to elevate their families and improve the economy.”
The WLC empowers women and children in Thurston County to achieve their highest potential.
Currently, more than 60 members serve the WLC group by contributing a leadership gift of $1K annually or a participating gift of $250 annually. Membership plays a critical role in supporting women and children in our community.
“Women need access to information about entering the workforce, attaining financial stability, and managing their money,” said Robinson. “This year’s grant recipients will provide programs with funding to help fulfill that need, and it would not be possible without the help of WLC members and community supporters.”
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Below are the 2015-16 Grant Recipients:
Summer GIG (Girls Institute for Greatness) | YWCA
Parents for Parents (P4P) | Family Education & Support Services
The SPSCC Foundation | South Puget Sound Community College
Effective Communication Workshops | South Sound Parent to Parent
From the Fabric of our Lives | CIELO
About the Women’s Leadership Council
The Women’s Leadership Council is affiliated with United Way of Thurston County and positively impacts the lives of women and children by promoting self-sufficiency and financial stability. The WLC aims to inspire, educate and engage women in the community through philanthropy, community service and advocacy. For more information, visit www.UnitedWay-Thurston.org/wlc