Women's Legacy Fund
Nominations for the 2017 Women of Distinction Awards are now being accepted. Click HERE to nominate a San Luis Obispo leader or click HERE for more information and tickets to the ceremony on March 23, 2017.
Please watch the video below to see the recipients of the 2015 Women's Legacy Fund grants.
Stories of Impact: 2015 Women's Legacy Fund Grants from Highlight Media on Vimeo. To play the video full screen click on the bottom right hand icon. Having trouble? Go directly to the video on Vimeo by clicking here.
About the Women's Legacy Fund
Established in 2003, The Women's Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment held at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. It is the only endowment fund in the county that targets the needs of women and girls alone. Only the earnings will be spent each year, allowing the Legacy to contribute to the community over time. During 2015, the Women's Legacy Fund Endowment surpassed the Fund's goal of $1 million dollars!
In just a short amount of time, the Women's Legacy Fund has been embraced by the community with support from more than 328 Legacy Leaders each contributing a minimum of $1,000 to the fund. Legacy Leaders all have a voice in determining the focus of grants that are distributed each year.
Why a Women's Legacy Fund?
Based on compelling data both nationwide as well as in California, the need for a fund in San Luis Obispo County focusing on the needs of women is apparent.
Grants from the fund support organizations that assist women and girls to strengthen their physical, emotional, intellectual and financial well-being. Each year the Fund's Advisory Committee identifies a focus area for grant making from the broad fields of economic independence, basic needs, safety, reproductive health, education and mental health.
Legacy Leaders participate in establishing priority issues within the focus area for that year and have the opportunity to review and evaluate grant proposals.