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Women’s History Month



A wise person once said, “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer.” At the CFFRV, we encounter many women who embody this quote. Whether they give their time as nonprofit staff, their talents as professional advisors or attorneys, or their treasure as donors, their “giving away” of resources only adds to the strength of their character.

In honor of this special month, we’ve compiled several articles and other resources that celebrate the generosity of women. We hope you enjoy them and are encouraged to honor the generous women in your own life!


Article: ‘These Extraordinary Times Call For Extraordinary Giving’: 12 Leaders In Women’s Philanthropy Speak Out | Forbes

Article and Graphics: Research illuminates gender differences in patterns of giving | IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Article: Five Powerful Female Philanthropists Share Their Advice To Millennial Women Who Want To Make An Impact | Forbes

Video: Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it | TED

Video: Women’s History Month 2021: 3 Women Proving Kindness Wins | The List Show TV

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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