The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund

grant application and the

Elm Acres Foundation At-Risk Youth

grant application are both available for submission until

April 30, 2019 and can be found under

For Grantseekers.


In 2018, the Women's Giving Circle awarded six grants totaling $38,306 averaging approximately $6,384.


In 2018, the Circle of Friends giving circle awarded three grants totaling $3,645 averaging $1,215.


In 2018, the Elm Acres Foundation awarded twelve grants totaling $18,377 averaging approximately $1,530.


If you have questions, please contact Sherri Stephens at 620-231-8897 or

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Setting Up a Fund is as simple as 1-2-3.

1. Determine How Much You Want to Give
2. Select Your Investment Option
3. Select Who Will Manage Your Fund

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