Women Make a Difference

Wherever we live, we strengthen the fabric of our community through 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 $14,000 to organizations such as the YMCA, Pregnancy Care Center, Girl Scouts of Randolph County, Second Harvest, and Better Way. The fund is now endowed and has a balance of over $20,000.

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.





women’s fund annual brunch and auction 2021

Mirror, mirror
reflections on over ten years of giving!


sold out!

Women’s fund grant awards


2021$1,135Children's Advocacy Center
2021$2,000Community Help Center
2021$500Randolph County YMCA Girls on the Run
2020$1,520All Pro Dads
2020$1,224Randolph County YMCA Girls on the Run
2019$250Farmland Public Library-A Changing Table
2019$1,095Monroe Central School Corporation-All Pro Dads Program
2019$500Randolph County YMCA-Girls on the Run Program
2019$1,000Union School Corporation-Hygiene Room
2019$650Randolph Central School Corporation-Strengthening the Nest Program
2018$500Randolph County YMCA-Girls On The Run
2018$1,000Winchester Area Churches and Community Food Pantry
2017$500Randolph County YMCA
2016$1,0002nd Harvest Food Bank
2016$1,000Pregnancy Care Center
2016 $500Better Way of ECI
2016$2,000Randolph County YMCA
2016$500Habitat for Humanity
2015$750Randolph County YMCA
2015$1,000Girl Scout Troop 02254
2015$750Preservation Society of Union City, IN/OH
2014$500Pregnancy Care Center
2014$2,000Girl Scout Troop 02254
2014$1,000Habitat for Humanity
2013$1,000Randolph County YMCA