Women’s Legacy Fund Accepting Grant Proposals

The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is accepting grants now through Friday, March 15, 2024 at NOON for local nonprofits with a mission to support women and/or children.

The Women’s Legacy Fund comprises women who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of women and children in Montgomery County. To accomplish this goal, each member of the fund makes a donation to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, pooling these gifts to increase the impact of their efforts. The donations are divided such that one third of each gift goes into an endowed fund that will forever benefit women and children in Montgomery County. The remaining two-thirds are combined into a pool of funds that allow for an annual grant to one or more Montgomery County nonprofit organizations that benefits women and girls. Eligible applicant organizations must have a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Since 2008, the Women’s Legacy Fund has made 57 grants to 22 Montgomery County nonprofit organizations totaling over $155,000.

Interested nonprofit organizations may submit a grant application for a project that will serve women and children in Montgomery County. Application instructions can be found on the Montgomery County Community Foundation’s website at http://www.mccf-in.org at the tab, “Grants/How to Apply.” If there are questions about the application procedure, please e-mail Cheryl Keim at the Foundation at cheryl@mccf-in.org or call 362-1267. If you have questions about the grant itself, please email Cathy Caldwell at cathy.d.caldwell@gmail.com. Organizations receiving a grant will be expected to use it between June 2024 to May 2025.


March 15, 2024 by NOON: Grant application form with required appendices should be completed online.

April 8, 2024: Finalists notified of their status.

April 22, 2024 at 6:30: Organizations selected as finalists will present their proposal to the Fund members.

April 24, 2024: Grant recipients notified of their award and should be prepared to implement their programs soon thereafter.

November 25, 2024 at 6:30: Grant recipients will provide a program update to the Fund members.

May 30, 2025: Grant recipients must provide a final written summary, including a financial report.