Grants & Scholarships

Power of the Purse

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The Power of the Purse (POP) Fund is a women's giving circle dedicated to strengthening the community by providing grant funds to non-profit organizations serving the interests of women & children in West Chester and Liberty Townships. Members of POP work to educate and inspire others, and promote philanthropy among women in our community. 


2021 Meeting Dates

May 18th            Carriage Hill Clubhouse (program to be announced)

August 10th      Liberty Center Sabin Hall (Grant Applicant presentations)

December 7th   Wetherington Country Club (Annual Gala & Grant Winner Announced)

2021 Summer Event

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Liberty Center - Sabin Hall (Directions)

COST:  Dinner & Drinks  $35

PURSE RAFFLE: 1 ticket $5 each OR 5 tickets for $20

Please RSVP by Friday, August 6th

About the Event
The Summer Power of the Purse event is the next step to awarding the $10,000 grant for 2021. Grant finalists will present their proposals at our August meeting.  Following the presentations, members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite grant applicant. (Your 2021 membership fee must be paid for you to vote.)  The grant will be presented at our Gala Event in December.



  1. Make a difference among women in the community by promoting volunteerism and philanthropy through our pooled resources.
  2. Encourage community among ourselves and those we serve
  3. Educate and increase awareness of local needs
  4. Encourage self-sufficiency and well-being among those in need
  5. Build a network that is a catalyst for positive change



2021 Power of the Purse Grant Application - DEADLINE 4/23/2021

Power of the Purse accepts grant requests for new or existing projects that focus of meeting the basic needs of food, shelter, or health care for women or children in West Chester and Liberty Township.

The POP Membership will review all proposals in April. Following a vote by the POP Membership, the top three organizations will be invited to present their proposal at the POP Summer Meeting.  The grant recipient will be announced at the Annual Grant Gala in December. 


Past Grantees:

2020 - EDGE Teen Center

2019 - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

2018 - PARACHUTE: Butler County Casa

2017- Family Promise of Butler County

2016 - Companions on a Journey Grief Support

2015 - Warm Welcomes Foster Care Outreach


Grant Requirements:

Eligible organizations must be a registered 501c3 organization. Grant Applicants must complete a grant application and provide both a financial program and organizational budget on or before the grant deadline.  One hundred percent of programming and services must be provided to resident in West Chester and Liberty Township, and focus primarily on meeting the basic needs of woman and children in our community.  An organization that has received a POP Grant may not apply for 3 years.


Membership Rights and Responsibilities

Annual dues are $100 and may be paid in one or two installments. Young professional memberships (age 21-26) are available for $50/year

All Power of the Purse Members are invited to attend all events (Woman’s Day, April meeting, August meeting and the Annual Gala in December) and any other Power of the Purse fundraising and/or networking events. Members are expected to fulfill any pledges made to the fund and to further the mission of the Power of the Purse by encouraging others to participate.



Karen Gibbs, Vice President, or 513.682.8061