For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018
Contact: Nikki Robb, 406-926-2846 office, email@example.com or Jen Euell, 406-461-7695, firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly formed Women’s Giving Circle, a group of nearly 70 diverse Missoula women who have collectively pooled their resources to support local organizations, has announced its first-ever grant cycle. Eligible organizations have until Monday, October 1, to apply for the $10,000 grant.
The steering committee of the Women’s Giving Circle will review all applications and select the top three to make a short presentation to members, who will vote on the winner.
This year’s grant cycle will target local organizations focused on improving the lives of women and/or children. A full list of eligibility criteria is available online.
Future cycles may have different eligibility criteria, depending on membership preference. The Women’s Giving Circle is a project of the Missoula Community Foundation in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Montana.
The aim of the Women’s Giving Circle is to engage women of diverse backgrounds and varying wealth levels to build community and grow philanthropy. Giving circles have been described as a way to democratize philanthropy because they provide an avenue for people without substantial means to participate in significant giving.
The grant application is open until Monday, October 1. Eligible organizations may apply from the Missoula Community Foundation website.
ABOUT THE PARTNER GROUPS:
The Missoula Community Foundation (MissoulaCF) enhances community vitality by inspiring philanthropy and strengthening nonprofits. Since 2001, MissoulaCF has awarded more than $1.3 million to nonprofits and students to create a thriving, inclusive community. For more information, please visit missoulacommunityfoundation.org.
Established in 1999, the Women’s Foundation of Montana is a component fund of the Montana Community Foundation working to grow the economic security of women and create a brighter future for girls in Montana. With a permanent endowment of more than $1 million, the foundation has awarded more than $750,000 to organizations improving the lives of women and girls in Montana. For more information, please visit www.wfmontana.org.
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