Grants & Scholarships

2020 Power of the Purse Gala


View the Designer Purse Raffle purses!

2020 Grant Finalist Video Presentations

Thank you to SpotOn Productions (!

Click the video below to view a brief message from Power of the Purse Chair, Maryann Powell, and presentations from our three 2020 grant finalists. 

Power of the Purse

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. 


2020 Power of the Purse Event Dates – Mark Your Calendar

8/11/2020 -  August POP Meeting (CANCELLED - grant presentations held virtually)

12/1/2020 -   December POP Gala Event


  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


2020 grant application is now closed.  2021 grant applicant and deadline TBD. 

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 at their April meeting. The top three organizations will be invited to attend the POP Summer Meeting to present their grant.  The final grant recipient will be announced at the Annual Grant Gala in December. 

To date, more than $123,000 has been awarded from the Power of the Purse Fund. 

Past Grantees:

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

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, Director of Programs & Marketing, or 513.682.8061