Funding Opportunity: The Topeka Women’s Fund

The Topeka Women’s Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation. The goals of The Women’s Fund are to create a new pool of funds from women interested in becoming philanthropists through the power of collective grant making and to prepare the next generation of philanthropists. The two initiatives for 2014 are: 1.) strengthening the economic well-being of women and their children in Topeka and Shawnee County through financial literacy, and 2.) integrating “The Arts” in after-school programs.

If you are interested in this grant opportunity, please note that a one-on-one session is required prior to any group submitting a proposal. These sessions with Linda Jeffrey, Leah Gabler-Marshall and Pam Alexander allow you to learn more about The Women’s Fund and our initiatives and help determine whether your project is compatible with our initiatives. These sessions will be held at the Topeka Community Foundation office, 5431 SW 29th Street on October 21st and October 22nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each session will last 20 minutes and you should be prepared to present your project idea in that amount of time.

A formal Request for Proposal will be issued in October 2013 after the mandatory one-on-one sessions are completed. Please contact Shelley Matalone with the Topeka Community Foundation at 785-272-4804 to schedule the one-on-one session.

If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to contact me.


Marsha Pope

Vice President

Topeka Community Foundation

5431 SW 29th Street

Topeka, KS 66614

p: 785-272-4804

f: 785-272-4644