The Girls Give initiative was born after members of the Women’s Fund board felt it imperative to develop a program introducing their daughters and other female relatives to the importance of philanthropy. Girls Give strives to bring together girls and young women-with the support of their mothers, grandmothers and other loving female relationships in hopes of inspiring the love of giving.

Girls Give began with three main goals—inspire multi-generations of female relationships, share and spread the love of volunteering and giving back, and create grant-making and educational opportunities. After only two years, Girls Give has 29 endowed funds representing over 75 girls of all ages.

Atkinson Family Fund established by Sue Atkinson
The Bailey Girls Fund established by Sallie Bailey
The Ballal/Reddy Girl Power Fund established by Meera Ballal
The Banker Charitable Fund established by Jean Ann Banker
The Mary and Molly Bronaugh Charitable Fund established by Molly Bronaugh
The Mary Lindley Carswell and Patricia Morgan Carswell Endowment Fund established by Patricia Carswell
The Cato Ladies Fund established by Joanne Cato
The Chadwick Girls Fund established by Laura Chadwick
Sissy’s Fund established by Sondra Cruickshanks
The Emily Christina Davis Fund established by Suann Davis
The Missy and Meredith Eason Fund established by Missy Eason
The CIT Fund established by Amy Fair
Francie and Carolyn Fisher Fund established by Irwin Fisher
The ECCE Fund established by Melissa Frist
The Caroline and Annabel Frist Fund established by Julie Frist
The Karlen and Frances Garrard Fund established by Karlen Garrard
The Caroline A. Davis, Lucy Davis Haynes and Caroline Davis Haynes Fund established by Lucy Haynes
The Marissa Victoria Houff Fund established by Marci Houff
Girls Just Want to Have Funds established by Liza Lentz
Mary Moorman/Ryan Caldwell and Daughters Granddaughters Fund established by Julia Morris
Sweet Caroline 03 Fund established by Jenni Moscardelli
The Norton Family Fund established by Sallie Norton
The Give It/Live It Fund established by Mary Jo Shankle
Simons Family Giving Fund established by Susan Simons
The Weaver Giving Fund established by Nicky Weaver Cheek
C.A. Witt Girls Fund established by Leigh Ann Witt
The Dorothy Bell Orr and Nancy Bell Slaughter Fund established by Nancy Zoretic


In August 2019, generations of Girls Give fund holders gathered at the Community Foundation for the Inaugural Girls Give Grant Review. An educational discussion of the grant process was followed by a presentation of nonprofits and their specific grant requests.


Contact Information

Jenni Moscardelli

Jenni Moscardelli

Women's Fund Coordinator

  • jenni@cfmt.org
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