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 the northern Cincinnati region. Members of POP work to educate and inspire others, and promote philanthropy among women in their communities. 


2022 Power of the Purse Grant Recipient

FOCUS ON YOUTH

 

Kick Off 2023 Power of the Purse at our
WOMEN'S DAY EVENT

Sponsored by The Center for Foot Care, Dr. Kris Titko

Join the Power of the Purse for a celebration of National Women's Day at an event featuring a dynamic speaker, a marketplace of woman-owned businesses, drinks and appetizers, and our popular designer purse raffle.

Date:     Tuesday, March 7th

Time:    6:30 – 8:30 PM

Place:   The Boys & Girls Club (West Chester)

Cost:     $25 per person

Register Online

Save the Date for our 2023 Events

March 7, 2023 – Women’s Day Event

May 9, 2023 – Spring Meeting/ Grant Applicant Review

August 8, 2023 – Summer Meeting/ Grant Finalist Presentations

December 5, 2023 – Holiday Gala/ Presentation of the $10,000 Grant

Goals

  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

 

Grants

2023 Power of the Purse Grant Application

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 northern Cincinnati. 

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:

2022 - Focus On Youth

2021 - Family Promise

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 residents in northern Cincinnati region, and focus primarily on meeting the basic needs of woman and children.  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

Pay your 2023 dues of $100 here: https://www.northerncincinnati.foundation/donate?org=POP2023dues

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.

 

Contact

Karen Gibbs, Vice President, karen.gibbs@northerncincinnati.foundation or 513.682.8061