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Applications are being accepted until Aug. 23 for WIN grant funding

OTTAWA — The Women Inspired Network, an initiative of the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, will award $10,000 in grant funding to one or more local charities.

The funds for the awards are contributed by members and friends of WIN throughout the year and are then awarded through a competitive grant process. Applications for grant funding can be submitted through Friday, Aug. 23, by any non-profit organization whose programs and services educate, empower and enhance the lives of women and children throughout LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties.

Applications will be reviewed by the Grant Review Team of the Network, and finalists will present their case for support at the next WIN meeting on Sept. 12. Funding will be awarded at the annual Celebration of Giving on Nov. 17.

Ninety-six percent of the funds contributed throughout the year to the Network are returned to the community through annual grants and used to grow the WIN Endowment, which will support women and children throughout Starved Rock Country in perpetuity.

To learn more about the Women Inspired Network and/or apply for a WIN grant, visit https://srccf.org/women-inspired-network/ or contact the Foundation office at 815-252-2906.

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