Women Make a Difference

Wherever we live, we strengthen the fabric of our community by participation and leadership. The Women’s Fund of Randolph County, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Randolph County, was established by women to create better futures for women and children throughout Randolph County. Started in 2011 by the late Rev. Cherie Isakson, the fund was designed so that 50% of contributions will be given away in grants to non-profit organizations for projects that empower women and children. Forty percent of contributions will be retained to grow the fund, and ten percent will be used for program and membership expansion. Since its inception, the fund has granted over $12,000 to organizations such as the YMCA, Pregnancy Care Center, Girl Scouts of Randolph County, Second Harvest and Better Way. During the same time period, over $10,000 has been preserved to endow the fund.

Every year in the spring, grants made possible by $50 annual membership contributions are distributed at a brunch event, which also features silent and live auctions. All proceeds from the event go to the Women’s Fund. Everyone who makes a minimum contribution of $50 is considered a “member” of the fund and may help decide which organizations receive grants the following year. All gifts made payable to the Community Foundation with “Women’s Fund” on the memo line, are tax deductible.