Women’s Community Foundation Records

The Women’s Community Foundation was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1984 as the Women’s Community Fund, the organization began with a $30,000 endowment from artist Judy Chicago. The foundation was the first organization in Cleveland to focus exclusively on the needs of the diverse women’s community by providing grant money for female-oriented endeavors, funding an annual speakers series, and offering assistance to grassroots and fledgling organizations in negating the grant application process. The foundation closed on May 30, 2008 as result of inadequate funding and economic hardship the greater Cleveland area. The collection consist of board minutes, committee, records, correspondence, financial reports, notes, proposals, publications, and press materials.