The Women’s Fund of the Lapeer County Community Foundation (LCCF) is a unique legacy established by the generosity of one hundred founding women who wanted to make a difference in our community. These special women continue the tradition of leadership and service to Lapeer County by shaping the present and future just as their mothers and grandmothers did before them. The Women’s Fund has grown to include many additional “friends” that have joined the Founders in continued giving at the bronze, silver, gold and diamond levels. Through their endowed fund, the Women’s Fund awards grants and scholarships that support and enhance the lives of women and their children in Lapeer County in areas of health, human service, education, and enrichment. The Women’s Fund is dedicated to helping meet the short and long-term needs of women, children, and their families.
The Women’s Fund Steering Committee is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to all local non-profits and organizations for projects that will address one of the above identified needs targeting women and children in Lapeer County. Grants will not be awarded to current activities, projects that have already taken place, or to support salaries or wages. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2022. The total funding available to grant will not exceed $10,000.00. Projects/programs which promote collaboration or reflect county-wide efforts are strongly encouraged.
The grant application, in fillable-form format, along with the LCCF grantmaking policy can be found online at www.lapeercountycf.org located under “About Us” and the Women’s Fund tab.
Since its inception in 2005, the Women’s Fund has awarded over $34,000 in education grants for non-traditional female students attending Mott Community College. These awards support non-tuition needs including childcare, transportation, equipment and fees. The Women’s Fund has also awarded over $50,000 in grant to local non-profits supporting a wide variety of emergency and program needs. Examples of funding including supporting STEM education for girls, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, mental health services, personal safety, prenatal and new mom programming, literacy and GED attainment, emergency home repairs, among other quality of life projects.
The Lapeer County Community Foundation manages 70 funds to provide grants for a wide range of charitable purposes. Since 1996, over $5 million has been given to enhance the quality of life in Lapeer County for current and future generations.
For further information or to request an application, please contact Nancy Boxey, Executive Director, at 810-664-0691.
—Lapeer County Community Foundation