Serving the Community with
the Power of Women Giving
While the relationship between women and philanthropy has always been a strong one, it has not necessarily been highly visible. This has begun to change, and women's influence on the practice of philanthropy cannot be ignored. To a great degree, the charitable giving by women, through women's funds, focuses on improving the quality of life and opportunity for communities. The exponential growth of women's funds suggests an increasing acceptance of the idea that philanthropic investments can fuel positive change in communities. It also suggests a growing interest in philanthropic models that allow donors to leverage and pool their charitable dollars in order to achieve maximum impact.
Through a simple grant making process, the annual proceeds from the Women’s Fund membership offers significant financial support to community based organizations dedicated to addressing pressing issues facing communities located on the Western Slope of El Dorado County.
WFED 2012/2013 Cabinet
Pioneer members contribute a minimum of $1,000 for their membership.
- This level of membership offers you an opportunity to commit above the annual contribution.
- $200 will serve as that year's contribution. The remaining amount is invested in the Women's Fund Endowment, thereby helping to assure the continued good work of the Women's Fund.
Keyholder members contribute $200 each year for their membership.
*10% of Keyholder memberships is contributed to the Women's Fund Endowment
The Women's Fund at work
Since its inception in October 2007, the Women's Fund El Dorado has grown to 275 members. In three years of grantmaking, we have proudly awarded $200,000 in grants to nonprofit agencies serving the western slope of El Dorado County. The Women's Fund Endowment currently totals $181,000.
The Women's Fund is making a difference
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Anne Frank, writer