Women Giving Together


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”

– Mother Teresa

In 2011, two local women set out to make a lasting impact by forming Women Giving Together (WGT), a giving circle to support some of the unfilled needs in Delaware County. Today, more than 50 members bring that vision to life. Since inception, WGT has provided grants to local charitable organizations totaling more than $585,000!

Our giving circle is made up of a diverse group of women who pool our donations and collectively decide where to grant our dollars in an enjoyable, inclusive, and social atmosphere. By combining funds, the group makes a far greater impact than with smaller, individual donations. All members make an annual gift of $1,100, and some choose to give more.

Our members join because they want to make a difference in our community. And the more our membership grows, the more good we can do in Delaware County!

Our collective giving results in a ripple of change.

For more information, email [email protected]

WGT is a Donor-Advised Fund of the Delaware County Foundation.

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Women Giving Together

Grant Requirements

  • Nonprofit organizations and government entities with projects that benefit Delaware County Ohio residents are eligible to apply.
  • Grants are not made to individuals.

Eligible Organizations

Organizations that either (a) have established their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not “private foundations” as defined under section 509(a) of the Code; or (b) have tax exemption as a governmental or other publicly-funded entity; or (c) have a qualified, tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.


  • Activities that are non-secular or promote a religious doctrine
  • Academic or medical research
  • Annual fundraising campaigns or events
  • Creation of, or addition to, endowment funds
  • Payment of debt or legal settlements
  • Political or partisan purposes


The Foundation actively promotes diversity, equality and access, and a community free of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, age or disability. The Foundation reflects this philosophy in considering grant requests.

The Foundation reserves the right to review all applications with community agencies, resources people, and/or other funding sources. This can occur when additional input is believed necessary or to help assess the proposal and its potential significance.

Apply for funding

In 2024 Women Giving Together of the Delaware County Foundation accepted grants addressing issues of mental health, homelessness, human trafficking, medical needs, food insecurity, and innovative ways to promote health and wellness. We are open to both immediate needs as well as long-term impact projects for non-profit organizations. The 2024 Grant Application is now closed.

All grant requests must be submitted through the Foundation’s online portal. No hard copy applications will be accepted.

2024 Women Giving Together Grant Recipients

  •  Delaware Speech and Hearing  for scholarships for four children to attend speech and occupational therapy sessions whose families are unable to pay for services and live in Delaware County.
  •  Family Promise for access to diversion, prevention and housing stabilization for Delaware County residents.
  •  Girls on the Run for girls’ participation in grades 3-8 at a Delaware County school with a 75-100% free-reduced lunch rate or a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) designation throughout the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Grace Clinic  for translation services for limited English speaking patients to improve patient health outcomes.
  • LifeCare Alliance for Camp Hamwi, which provides life-saving diabetes management skills in a safe, recreational environment for central Ohio youth living with diabetes. Funds to be used for Delaware County residents with financial needs.
  • Neighborhood Bridges   to provide at risk students at Delaware County public schools with the basic things they are requesting most: personal care items & undergarments
  • People In Need to serve Delaware County residents with limited or no transportation means with a $30 bus pass that may be used for all services offered by Delco Transit.
  • Recreation Unlimited Foundation  to make summer camp affordable for Delaware County residents with disabilities and sensory disorders who have no other funding source.
  • ROX  to support the ROX Program in Delaware City Schools
  • Turning Point to provide food to victims of domestic violence, and their minor children, while residing in shelter
  • United Church Homes, Inc to provide older Delaware County residents with NaviGuide subsidies, allowing low to moderate income older adults to receive the service coordination resources they need at no cost.