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Women for Women


Women for Women brings together like-minded women who make “giving back” a part of their lives through compassion, knowledge, friendship and philanthropy.

By pooling and leveraging our resources, we are creating greater community impact by growing The Women’s Fund – a permanent endowment fund at the Community Foundation that has awarded $326,752 in grants to local organizations over the past 11 years. Grants are determined through a competitive process with members serving on the selection committee.

Women from all generations and backgrounds are welcome to join Women for Women and experience the power of community philanthropy.

Join Women for Women

As a member of Women for Women, you’ll join a distinguished and accomplished group comprised of more than 100 women and learn first-hand about some of the most pressing issues facing women and their families in Sangamon and surrounding counties including Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery.

Membership is easy.

Simply complete the Reply Form and make an annual tax deductible contribution of $1,000 – 100% of which is directed to The Women's Fund. You may also make your contribution online

The required contribution is $1,000 per year. Membership is on a year-to-year basis. 

 Annual contributions are due by December 31 each year, and new members are welcome at any time.

To recognize the importance of donors and encourage continued support of The Women’s Fund, cumulative gifts are celebrated by giving levels:

Bronze                   $ 3,000
Silver                     $ 5,000
Gold                      $10,000
Platinum                $15,000
Diamond                $25,000

Download the Women for Women brochure HERE.

For more information contact Stacy Reed at or call us at 217-789-4431.

Grant Awards

Since Women for Women was founded in 2006, a total of more than $325,000 has been awarded to local organizations for programs that have improved the lives of local women and children.

Each year 25% of member contributions are given out in grants, and 75% are directed to The Women’s Fund. Earnings from the Women’s Fund add to the annual grantmaking total.

View a list of past grant awards HERE.


2020 Steering Committee members are:

Sarah Beuning, chair
Terri Benson
Deborah Berman
Patti Camille
Kathleen Holley
Julie Krehbiel
Susan White
Karen Witter

Giving Levels

Thank you to all who have contributed to The Women’s Fund!

View the list of contributors by giving level here.

Photo Gallery

View photos from our past events.

[photographs courtesy of Westlake Photography]

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