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WIN Grant Season  is now

The Women Inspired Network, an initiative of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, will award $13,500 in grant funding to one or more local charities again this year. The organization, comprised of women throughout LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam Counties, has awarded more than $67,000 in the past five years to local charitable organizations who support and enhance the lives of women and children in our region. 

The funds for the awards are contributed by members and friends of WIN throughout the year and are then awarded through a competitive grant process. Ninety-six percent of the funds contributed throughout the year to the Network are returned to the community through annual grants and used to grow the WIN Endowment which will support women and children throughout Starved Rock Country in perpetuity.

Apply for Grant Funding

Applications for grant funding can be submitted by any non-profit organization with a mission that includes empowering women and children to lead their best lives. Applications for funding will be reviewed by the WIN Grant Review Team and finalists will present their case for support at the next WIN meeting on October 12, 2022. All members are encouraged to attend, and guests are welcome. Grant funding will be awarded at the annual Celebration of Giving on November 13, 2022.

To learn more about Women Inspired Network or the application process, please contact Cathy Rosen via email at or by dialing (815)252-2906. To obtain a WIN 2022 Grant Application, download/print the file below. 

Deadline: Friday, September 30 at 4PM

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