Current Grantees

The Arts in After-School Programs

Boys and Girls Club of Topeka – $12,000

They provide teens with opportunities to take discarded, or gently used items and re-imagine, reinvent and re-create them into something beautiful and usable. This project will also teach them about business finance, how to use tools, and how to think outside the box.

Heavenly Visions Photography – $4,230

Eyes of Wisdom (EoW) is an initiative to engage underserved Topeka youth with the art of photography. With guidance from community volunteers experienced in education and photography, EoW youth will photograph and chronicle the lives of elderly members of the community, promoting an appreciation of both heritage and art. Salvation Army of Topeka – $3,000

Kansas Ballet Company – $3,756

Kansas Ballet Company will provide a weekly ballet class at State Street Elementary. In addition to ballet class, students will receive an introduction to ballet history and other interesting traditions and facts associated with the art form.

Mulvane Art Museum – $7,000

Art After School (AAS) offers a focused way to present hands-on art education to youth whose access to the arts is limited or non-existing. AAS will provide 200 separate art classes in the community and 30 art classes at the museum.

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library – $3,000

The Open Book project extends the popular after-school art program by incorporating a new series of sessions focused on printmaking and creative collaboration. Students will work together to learn and engage in techniques of printmaking to design and create a book of their own.

YWCA – $5,174

“Art is My Voice” is a 12-15 week program to be implemented in 9 after school programs which focuses on introducing students to various art types, allowing them to create different mediums and showcasing their artwork for public viewing.

Financial Literacy Programs

Community Action – $4,000

Funds will be used to integrate financial literacy training into their existing English language classes for recent Latino immigrant adults.


Total: $39,160

Our Mission

"To promote women's leadership in philanthropy, increase
charitable contributions and strengthen their value through
collective giving, and encourage a new generation of philanthropists."

The Women’s Fund, founded in 2006, is a donor-advised fund at the Topeka Community Foundation.

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Topeka, KS 66614