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Are you looking for a way to make a difference and be part of a powerful group of female influencers? 

The Women of Beneficence are a women’s collaborative philanthropic group created to support and fund innovative projects and programs at Ball State University – impacting students and benefiting our local, national, and international communities.

About Women of Beneficence

Since being established in 2002, the Women of Beneficence have granted $1 million and supported over 60 projects and programs at Ball State.

Women of Beneficence, directors, and members are part of a collaborative philanthropic group that works with University administrators to select and support high-profile Ball State projects. Grant allocations range from $10,000 to $30,000. Members receive progress reports from grant recipients and participate in the Annual Meeting, grant selection gatherings, tours of funded projects, and the holiday reception.

Levels of Support

  • Full Members make a gift of $1,000 or more annually and are entitled to three votes.
  • Associate Members make a gift of $500–$999 annually and are entitled to two votes.
  • Supporting Members make a gift of $250–$499 annually and are entitled to one vote.

Learn more or apply for membership to the Women of Beneficence at Ball State University by contacting Lola Mauer, Associate Vice President of Engagement and  Strategy, Ball State University Foundation.

Apply for a Women of Beneficence Grant

To be eligible for a grant, Women of Beneficence will consider funding for: specialized equipment, student assistant wages, graduate assistantships, program administrative costs, and summer stipend (salary is capped at $2,500 plus additional fringe benefits). Funding is not considered for: faculty overloads, computer equipment, general office equipment, or indirect costs. Maximum grant requests may be up to $30,000, and a Project Director may hold only one award per fiscal year. Visit our application page for more information.