FAQ’s

Q.        What is Project W? 

A.         Project W is a women’s Giving Circle that harnesses the power of collective giving to address the needs of women, right here in Delaware County. Project W is committed to enhancing and improving the quality of life for women in Delaware County, through collective giving, by women.   If you join, YOUR impact will be immediate!  YOU will help to award one high impact grant and two smaller grants to charitable organizations in 2021.  

Q.        What is the time commitment required for Project W members?

A.         The minimum commitment is to make a $550 donation by 1/15/2021 and to vote in person or by submitting a ballot in advance of the Annual Meeting.  If you would like to be more involved, you can join a number of committees, including one that evaluates the grant applications or spread the word about Project W to charitable organizations that may be interested in submitting a grant application. Encouraging and enlisting new members to the Fund is appreciated!  This is YOUR Fund – together, we can make a difference.

Q.        What are the benefits for joining Project W?

A.         In addition to knowing that membership fees are pooled together to make large grants to organizations helping women in Delaware County, you will connect with other community-minded women all working together to make a difference.  We work with the grant recipients to coordinate service projects with which our members can be involved.  Educational series provide members with an understanding of the needs and challenges facing women and families in Delaware County.

Q.        If I am unable to donate the full $550, can I team up with a friend to pool our donations?

A.         Yes!  However, you will get one vote and you will need to select 1 individual to serve as the official representative of your group.  We recommend a maximum of 5 women per group.

Q.        If I contribute more than $550, do I get another vote?

A.         Additional contributions are appreciated and would go toward grants awarded and any programming costs for that year.  However, you would only have one vote.  

Q.        Can I gift a membership to a friend or family member?

A.         If you’d like to contribute multiple memberships, you can gift additional memberships to family or friends — then that individual would receive a vote.

Q.        Can I join if I don’t live in Delaware County?

A.         Yes!  We welcome all who are interested in making an impact in Delaware County.

Q.        Do you accept employer matching donations?

A.         Yes! We will work with you and your employer on the details.

Q.        Can I make a donation from my Donor Advised Fund? 

A.         Yes! Please issue the check to The Community’s Foundation, reference Project W. 

TCF’s EIN Number: 23-2354770.

Q.        I am not ready to be a member just yet, but want to support Project W.  Can I make a contribution?

A.         Thank you!  Additional funds will go directly toward grants awarded and any programming costs for that year.

Q.        Will my donation be tax deductible?

A.         Yes, your donation is tax deductible.  Once you make a contribution, TCF will send you an acknowledgment letter for your records.

Q.        Who is TCF?

A.         TCF, The Community’s Foundation based in Springfield, Delaware County, is a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to enhancing and improving the quality of life in your community. TCF does this by providing support, education and funding to other nonprofit organizations and individuals in Delaware County and beyond. Project W is able to leverage TCF’s extensive experience in managing grant programs at a nominal cost.  For more information, visit www.TCFhelps.org, email info@TCFhelps.org or call 610-461-6571. The official registration and financial information of The Community’s Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 800–732–0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Q.        Where can I learn more about Project W?

Please visit www.ProjW.org for more information.  You can also email us at ProjectW@TCFhelps.org, or call TCF at 610-461-6571 and ask for Lauren or Heather. 

Q.        I am interested!  To whom and where should I send my payment?

A.         Please complete the membership form and send a check to “The Community’s Foundation,” with reference to “Project W.”  The address is 900 W. Sproul Road, Suite 101, Springfield, PA 1904. You may also make a credit card payment by calling TCF at 610-461-6571.  You may also join online by visiting https://projw.org/join-or-donate/