Over $15,000 available in Heels Together Grants

Over $15,000 available in Heels Together Grants

February 5, 2018 –Heels Together announces over $15,000 available in grants to help women in girls across our community.

Heels Together, a women-let strategic initiative, was founded in 2014 and has granted nearly $60,000 in support of life-changing opportunities for females in Hardin County. Funded by local women committed to helping other women and girls through their collective giving, along with their time and passion, Heels Together has three primary funding areas:

  1. Educational Opportunities: Programs that offer education and training which build confidence, self-reliance, independence and safety.
  2. Leadership Development: Programs that develop and sustain a critical mass of women leaders capable of driving change across the public, private and non-profit sectors.
  3. Economic Empowerment: Promoting economic justice, financial stability and self- sufficiency to women and girls.

To assist interested organizations in learning more about Heels Together and the application process, a Heels Together Grant Application Workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 27 at 1:30 at the Hardin County Public Library located on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown. This workshop will provide guidance on filling out the grant application and give more information about the Heels Together Grant and the selection process. Nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to learn more about the Heels Together initiative and the dollars available to fund innovative ways to help females in this region. Any organization interested in applying for the 2018 Heels Together Grant is encouraged to send a representative to attend this event.

In 2017, Heels Together awarded three grants. The first was awarded to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana for Project ReacHER, the second was awarded to Elizabethtown Independent Schools for a STEM-tastic Summit and the third was awarded to Sliverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services for a Healing Garden.

“Heels Together grants provide funding for innovative solutions to critical problems faced by women and girls in our community.” said Julia Springsteen, Heels Together Investor. “It’s important that we empower and inspire females of all ages to reach their full potential, improving their lives and our community as a whole. We are also thankful for the many donors that help support Heels Together.”

Grant applications are now available for 2018 funding at ckcf4people.org. Deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent to apply for a grant is July 1, 2018 and grant applications are due August 1, 2018.

Heels Together is an initiative of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. For more information visit ckcf4people.org or call CKCF at (270) 737-8393.

About Central Kentucky Community Foundation

Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving as a resource, leader and catalyst to people who wish to improve life in their community. For more about CKCF visit www.ckcf4people.org.


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