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Heels Together: Women Stepping Up

Overview


Heels Together was established within Central Kentucky Community Foundation in 2014 by a group of community-minded leaders who wanted to invest in long-term solutions for transforming the lives of women and girls and improving the well-being of our entire community.

Heels Together focus’ on women-led solutions by providing leadership and stewardship in identifying the needs and supporting solutions for women and girls. It’s a catalyst, identifying challenges, marshaling resources and pursuing opportunities in Central Kentucky. Annual grant-making puts our beliefs and desires for women and girls in our community into action today.

Heels Together is supported by a $1,000 annual gift from individual investors. Half of the investments are set aside in an endowment fund, and half are used for annual grant-making. At the yearly Heels Together banquet, investors have the opportunity to see presentations from grant finalists and vote to select the winning grants.

Grant funding is awarded to programs addressing:

  • Achievement of economic self-sufficiency for women
  • Prevention of violence and crime against women and girls
  • Promotion of health and physical well-being and talent for women and girls

Together, we can unite money, ideas and actions to create lasting change for females and their families.


Thanks to the generous support of the following underwriters, 100% of investor gifts go to Heels Together to benefit women and children in Central Kentucky – today and forever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investors

Heels Together – Join Us!

CORE LEADERS (l to r): Lindsey Alicna, Julia Springsteen, Davette B. Swiney, Ann Fisher, Teri Bennett and Leigh Richardson [not pictured].

Heels Together strives to connect women and girls with resources that bring health, hope, education and enrichment.  Join us and help grow the Heels Together endowment and grant-making abilities.

Heels Together is supported by a $1,000 annual gift from each investor. Half of the investments are set aside in an endowment and half are used for annual grant-making. The endowment, a fund which preserves the initial investment and only spends the earnings, provides for the forever impact of Heels Together.

At the yearly Heels Together banquet, investors have the opportunity to see presentations from grant finalists and vote to select the winner.

We believe that when a woman is successful, her community is strengthened. Join us in strengthening our community! If you have a passion for improving the lives of females in our community and want to learn more contact Davette B. Swiney, President/CEO at dswiney@ckcf4people.org or (270) 737-8393.

Grants

Heels Together Grants Awarded

On October 26, Heels Together investors awarded grants to three organizations to advance the Heels Together mission in our community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana was awarded their grant request of $5,000, for Project ReachHER. Project ReachHER is a mentoring program explicitly designed to address unique challenges of girls including empowerment activities and self-confidence training to ensure they have the tools to achieve lifelong success.

Elizabethtown Independent Schools was funded their grant request of $5,000 for a STEM-tastic Summit. This project will provide two-2 day summits on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences for seventh and eighth-grade girls.

Heels Together was also able to partially fund a third project. Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services was awarded $8,500 for their Healing Garden project. Healing gardens aid the healing process for those impacted by sexual violence.

Heels Together 2018 Grant Application

Organizations interested in applying for the 2018 Heels Together Grant can download the application below.

Grant funding is awarded to programs addressing:

  • Achievement of economic self-sufficiency for women
  • Prevention of violence and crime against women and girls
  • Promotion of health and physical well-being and talent for women and girls

Grant finalists will be selected and invited to give a presentation of their proposal at the Heels Together banquet in the fall. Following the presentations, Heels Together investors vote for the proposal they believe will have the most impact on the lives of women and girls in our community. Final awards will be made from this vote and announced that night at the banquet. Please note: No lobbying or solicitation of Heels Together investors is permitted.

  • July 1, 2018 – Deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent to apply for this year’s grant
  • August 1, 2018 – Final Deadline for Grant Application Submission

If you have questions, please call (270) 737-8393 or e-mail info@ckcf4people.org.

Past Recipients

2016

  • Communicare Inc.: Passages Transitional Housing Program
  • Hardin County Schools: Sit With Me Program

2015

  • Helping Hand of Hope: Heels Academy
  • CASA of the Heartland

Inspire Women

Inspire Women 2018 Conference

Save the Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Inspire Women Conference is part of Heels Together, an ongoing community initiative working through the Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

For additional information on this event, visit and like the Heels Together Facebook page or call Central Kentucky Community Foundation at:

(270) 737-8393

 

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