Why We Created the Fund:
"We learned that far too many women and girls in Isabella County were in need of serious help. Also, we believed that it was time for women to be given the opportunity to become philanthropists on their own - not as spouses or daughters, but as independent donors. And that's what happened. When the women of Isabella County learned that other women needed their help, they came through in a big way, and they continue to do so today!"
Co-Founders - Judy F. Smith and Kay A. Smith
Important Facts about the Women's Initative Fund:
- The Women's Initiative Fund was founded in2003 to provide for the needs of women and girls in Isabella County, now and for generations to come. With this endowed fund, only the interest is spent; contributions to the Fund are never touched.
- The Women's Initiative had an initial goal to raise $50,000, but raised more than $80,000 in just four weeks. The fund now exceeds $150,000!
- The Fund awards grants annually to community organizations that provide important services and programs to the women and girls of Isabella County.
How You Can Help Continue the Legacy:
Join the Women's Initiative by making a cash gift, pledging $100/year for five years, or remembering the Women's Initiative in your will/estate.
Give to the Women's Initiative: