Women United Grants Over $100,000 to Local Nonprofits
FOR THE WAUSAU TIMES
Women United awarded 12 area non-profits community grants totaling more than $100,000.
Grant recipients will use the funds to lift women and their families to financial stability through programs that focus on increasing self-sufficiency to improve women’s lives, the lives of their families, and the community.
Funds for these grants were made possible by Women United’s Power of the Purse annual fundraiser. Last year’s event raised $53,500. Women United awards these grants on an annual basis.
Power of the Purse 2024 is set for June 6 and Women United members hope to raise even more this year!
“There are so many amazing organizations in our community, and so many good causes. It was difficult to decide where to put the funds, and the impact committee did not take the job lightly,” Women United Chair Ashley Hawley said.
Women United, a United Way of Marathon County affinity group, is a leadership network of Women that comes together with the goal to create a better place for local women who are facing various hardships in their life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin
Boys & Girls Club of Wausau Area Elementary Center
Childcaring – Good Start Grants Program
Children’s Wisconsin / Start Right Home Visitation Program
Covenant Community Presbyterian Church – Hearts of Hope
Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
Marathon County Child Support
NTC and UWSP
Safe Kids Marathon County’s Free Car Seat Referral Program
The Babies’ Place
United We Celebrate