Clay County Giving Circles Award Grants to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Girl Scouts of Clay County

Saturday, June 29, 2024

BRAZIL, IND. — The Clay County Guys Who Give and 100+ Women Who Care recently held their second meeting of 2024, where they each selected a nonprofit organization to receive a grant. The 100+ Women Who Care selected the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana – Clay County, while the Guys Who Give selected the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

A Giving Circle, such as Guys Who Give Clay County and 100+ Women Who Care Clay County, provides members with opportunities to understand the power of philanthropy as a vehicle for social change and to engage in thoughtful and systematic grant making. Giving Circles are unique in that each operate based on the input, consent and will of its members. Each Giving Circle’s philosophy is that members distribute 100% of its grant dollars every year in Clay County so member contributions have an immediate impact in the community.

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry received $2,100 from Guys Who Give. The money will go towards their ‘Fighting Homelessness’ initiative. Girl Scouts of Clay County received $3,250 from 100+ Women Who Care. The money will go towards helping the girls acquire their bronze, silver or gold awards. Thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VIII matching program, these donations will be matched $1 for $1, for a total donation of $4,200 to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and $6,500 to the Girl Scouts of Clay County.

Guys Who Give Clay County and 100+ Women Who Care Clay County are sponsored programs of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation and its Clay County affiliate. These Giving Circles are composed of community-minded individuals who pool their money four times per year and decide together how it should be distributed. These groups offer social, educational, and engagement opportunities and help provide a more thorough understanding of philanthropy and community needs. For more information, please visit the Community Foundation’s website at wvcf.org/giving-circles or call the Community Foundation at 812-232-2234

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