The Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, was the recipient of this quarter’s grant from 100 Women Who Care Clay County.
The group met for their fourth and final 2015 meeting at the beginning of December to collectively vote on a nonprofit organization to support. Typically, the group votes to support an organization with a present need. In the past, they have supported the Northview High School DECA Club, the Clay County YMCA and the Clay County Humane Society. However, this quarter the group decided to invest in the community’s future by contributing to their existing fund in the Clay County Community Foundation.
The 106 members of 100 Women Who Care Clay County have each contributed $100 to the 100 Women Who Care Clay County Community Fund, an unrestricted fund in the Community Foundation. All contributions to this fund are invested and the earnings off of it provide grants to local nonprofit organizations annually. These contributions from the members of 100 Women Who Care will also help leverage over $10,000 in matching funds from Lilly Endowment through its GIFT VI Initiative.
Through GIFT VI, Lilly Endowment has offered to match $1-for-$1 all gifts to the Clay County Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds, up to $500,000, by March 31, 2016. Thus, the collective $10,600 gift from 100 Women Who Care will instantly become over $20,000 to benefit the county. The Community Foundation is thrilled to have the support of 100 Women Who Care Clay in helping leverage new charitable dollars for the future of Clay County!