Women for Women

Building a Legacy Together

Women for Women brings together like-minded women who make “giving back” a part of their lives through compassion, knowledge, friendship and philanthropy.

By pooling and leveraging our resources, we are creating greater community impact by growing The Women’s Fund – a permanent endowment fund at the Community Foundation that has awarded $379,252 in grants to local organizations over the past 12 years. Grants are determined through a competitive process with members serving on the selection committee.

Women from all generations and backgrounds are welcome to join Women for Women and experience the power of community philanthropy.

A Decade of Philanthropy

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Since Women for Women was founded in 2006, more than $375,000 has been awarded to local organizations for programs that have improved the lives of local women and children.

View the list of past grant awards here.

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2020 Steering Committee members:

Sarah Beuning, chair
Terri Benson
Deborah Berman
Patti Camille
Kathleen Holley
Julie Krehbiel
Susan White
Karen Witter

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Join Women for Women

As a member of Women for Women, you’ll join a distinguished and accomplished group comprised of more than 100 women and learn first-hand about some of the most pressing issues facing women and their families in Sangamon and surrounding counties including Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery.

Membership is easy.

Simply complete the Reply Form and make an annual tax deductible contribution of $1,000 – 100% of which is directed to The Women's Fund. You may also make your contribution online

The required contribution is $1,000 per year. Membership is on a year-to-year basis. 

Annual contributions are due by December 31 each year, and new members are welcome at any time.

To recognize the importance of donors and encourage continued support of The Women’s Fund, cumulative gifts are celebrated by giving levels:

Bronze $3,000
Silver $5,000
Gold $10,000
Platinum $15,000
Diamond $25,000


Download the Women for Women brochure here.

For more information contact Stacy Reed at reed@cfll.org or call us at 217-789-4431.

The Women's Fund

The Women's Fund is an endowment fund at the Community Foundation that was established in 2006 by the Women for Women giving circle in order to create a permanent grantmaking resource for Sangamon County.

The purpose of The Women's Fund is to provide financial support to organizations that address pressing needs facing women and their families in Sangamon and surrounding counties. Special consideration is given to collaborative programs that speak to recommendation(s) outlined in the Sangamon Success report.

Giving Levels

Thank you to all who have contributed to The Women’s Fund!

View the list of contributors by giving level here.