Grants & Scholarships

Power of the Purse

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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 & children in West Chester and Liberty Townships. Members of POP work to educate and inspire others, and promote philanthropy among women in our community. 


2021 Meeting Dates

May 18th            Carriage Hill Clubhouse (program to be announced)

August 10th      Liberty Center Sabin Hall (Grant Applicant presentations)

December 7th   Wetherington Country Club (Annual Gala & Grant Winner Announced)

2021 Gala & Grant Presentation

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 7, 2021
6 PM to 8 PM

WHERE:  Wetherington Golf & Country Club
(7337 Country Club Lane)

COST:  Dinner $40 (cash bar)
Designer Purse Raffle $5 each OR 5 for $20

Please RSVP by December 3rd -

About the Event

The evening will feature our popular Designer Purse Raffle, holiday entertainment, and most importantly the presentation of our 2021 $10,000 Power of the Purse Grant.

We will be collecting new or gently used purses to donate to Dress for Success. You will be given one designer purse raffle ticket for each purse donated (maximum number of 10 raffle tickets).

Members may bring a guest to this event. Non-members/guests may attend one Power of the Purse event without joining.


  1. Make a difference among women in the community by promoting volunteerism and 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



Next grant deadline is spring 2022. Please check back for details. 

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 in West Chester and Liberty Township.

The POP Membership will review all proposals in April. Following a vote by the POP Membership, the top three organizations will be invited to present their proposal at the POP Summer Meeting.  The grant recipient will be announced at the Annual Grant Gala in December. 


Past Grantees:

2021 - To be announced at the December Gala

2020 - EDGE Teen Center

2019 - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

2018 - PARACHUTE: Butler County Casa

2017- Family Promise of Butler County

2016 - Companions on a Journey Grief Support

2015 - Warm Welcomes Foster Care Outreach


Grant Requirements:

Eligible organizations must be a registered 501c3 organization. Grant Applicants must complete a grant application and provide both a financial program and organizational budget on or before the grant deadline.  One hundred percent of programming and services must be provided to resident in West Chester and Liberty Township, and focus primarily on meeting the basic needs of woman and children in our community.  An organization that has received a POP Grant may not apply for 3 years.


Membership Rights and Responsibilities

Annual dues are $100 and may be paid in one or two installments. Young professional memberships (age 21-26) are available for $50/year

All Power of the Purse Members are invited to attend all events (Woman’s Day, April meeting, August meeting and the Annual Gala in December) and any other Power of the Purse fundraising and/or networking events. Members 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.



Karen Gibbs, Vice President, or 513.682.8061