WLC Grant Awards Program

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United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council Grant Program

 The Women's Leadership Council (WLC) began its first annual grant awards program in 2015. A panel of Women's Leadership Council volunteers review grant applications from nonprofit agencies and organizations for programs that directly impact the lives of women and girls in Lake County. After careful review of these, visits and interviews with the nonprofit agencies and organizations are conducted by volunteers who ultimately decide which programs will be awarded funds. Over the last three years, the WLC has proudly awarded grants totalling $57,151, which includes the 2017 grants that were distributed.

The WLC is accepting applications for its 2018 grant funding program now through March 15, 2018. The grant program supports 501c3 and non-profit organizations in Lake County with grants that promote the WLC mision of uniting and reinforcing traits that keep women and girls of all ages in our own community strong. 

Click here for more information on the Grant Funding program and a copy of the application.

2017 Grant Award Recipients

Our Women's Leadership Council proudly awarded grants totaling $18,462 to the following 9 recipients on June 5, 2017:

  • Girl Scouts
  • Hope Chest
  • Family Planning Association
  • Fine Arts Association
  • Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood
  • Lake County Community Network
  • Lake Geauga Recovery Centers
  • Painesville Community Theater
  • Project Hope for the Homeless

Read more about it here.

Click here to read about this in The News-Herald.

Click here to read the Lake County Tribune article.

2016 Grant Award Recipients


Our 2016 grants were proudly awarded on June 13, 2016 by members of our Women's Leadership Council grant commitee. Grants totaling $19,930 were awarded to the following 9 nonprofit agencies and organizations:

  • Beacon Health
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NEO                            
  • Birthright Lake    
  • Family Planning of NEO  
  • Fine Arts Association                                                              
  • Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation                                                                     
  • Lake Health Foundation
  • New Directions for Living                                                       
  • Western Reserve Counseling Centers 

2015 Grant Award Recipients

In June of 2015 grants totalling $18,597 were awarded to the nonprofit agencies listed below:

  • Crossroads
  • Forbes House
  • Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers
  • Lake Health Foundation
  • New Directions for Living
  • Suit Yourself
  • WomenSafe