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 Meeting Dates

2022 Power of the Purse Event Dates - Mark Your Calendar!

5/10/2022 Spring Meeting 
8/9/2022 Summer Meeting - grant applicant presentations
12/6/2022 Holiday Gala - annual gala & grant winner announcement


POP Summer Event

Tuesday, August 9th
Ohio Eagle Distributing

Enjoy dinner, drinks, and great company!
Learn more and register: 

The Summer Power of the Purse event is the next step to awarding the $10,000 grant for 2022. Grant finalists will present their proposals at our August meeting. The 2022 Power of the Purse Grant finalists are:

  • Focus on Youth Inc. – Behavioral Health Program
  • MomsHope, Inc. – MomsHope: Mentoring & Support for Low-Income Single Mothers
  • Pink Ribbon Girls, Inc. – Simply Fight (SF)TM / No Age No Stage (NANS) TM


  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



The annual Power of the Purse grant application is available now through Friday, April 22, 2022.

Apply here: 

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:

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 2022 dues of $100 here: 

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