Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse pools charitable dollars so one donor's "small purse" creates an everlasting impact!

10 Years of POP-giving Impact = $166,953

Impacting the Community through Fun and Philanthropy

Power of the Purse (POP) is a women's giving circle that provides funds and assistance to people in need, and organizations that assist them, in Cowley County. POP members explore and collaborate with other women who share values, learn about non-profit organizations and community needs. Every member offers input to the Circle's goals and grant awards.

Membership in the Circle is open to all women who live or work in Cowley County and wish to further the mission and goals of the Circle through financial support. A minimum contribution of $400 per year is required.

POP also welcomes members 40 years of age and younger at the $200 level.

Power of the Purse provided grants for projects with these organizations in 2017.

Angels in the Attic (Arkansas City) - "Warm Coats: Happy Hearts"

Arkansas City & Winfield Public Libraries - "1000 Books Before Kindergarten"

Arkansas City Soroptimist - "Sock Project Plus"

Circles of Cowley County - A community mentoring program that aims to lift people permanently out of poverty through education, networking and mentoring

Cowley Cares Coalition - Support for women with emergency/special needs enabling self-advancement

Wichita Family Crisis Center in Cowley County - 24/7 support for survivors of domestic violence

Winfield Community Food Pantry - Renovation of new site

And, two Young Philanthropist scholarships