We are happy to be launching our IFundWomen Fundraising Campaign!
The Goal for this fundraising campaign is $90,000
My name is Mary Grenchus and I am the founder of The Grenchus Foundation. The Grenchus Foundation is a foundation that fosters arts faith and culture in the United States and Abroad.
Both faith and arts are said to be a betterment to society, yet at the same time, in American society and other places around the world, funding for the arts and the practice of faith are on a decline, which creates a decline in culture. I would like to establish this foundation to fight against these declines while establishing grants and scholarships for young adult artists. This, as well as being a voice for and promoting events for arts, faith, and culture will help culture to grow, creating a better society now and for future generations.
I have created this I Fund Women campaign to help the Grenchus Foundation to get established and to aid in its mission to better the world. Additionally, having engaged in pro-bono consultations with the church for the last 5 years, and now becoming a female entrepreneur, by launching this campaign, I will be encouraging women to be paid for what they do in relation to faith, while simultaneously bettering society.
Starting this campaign will also give us - the foundation - the space to get our marketing campaign off the ground, as well as to create the educational/support materials we would like to create, while speaking out against the issues that exist, promoting the arts, and selling artwork, while connecting with investors. Engaging in specific events of arts, faith and culture and promoting them will help others to see the beauty present in all three areas, as well as foster growth in all three areas, thus bettering society here in the United States, but also abroad.
This foundation is being founded on the inspiration of my grandparents, Paul Peter Grenchus and Mary Francis Grenchus who were an amazing couple that always fostered growth in my ability to create, to dream, to be inspired, and to live out my faith. With a deep love for politics, academics, health, and well-being my grandfather gave me a moral compass to live out my life with. My grandmother, with her love for art, family, and food gave me my deep love for the arts, family and a sense of community. Both of them have greatly inspired me to be the person I am today. In honor, appreciation, and love for them, as well as my love for ministry to individuals, youth, families and couples, I am opening this foundation to continue to do the beautiful work I love to do.
My customers/ audience is
- anyone interested in arts, faith and culture.
- women as I also continue to create programs that support women in their faith and spiritual journey, families, and youth as I continue to engage in different forms of Youth Faith and Family Faith Formation
- Families that support arts, faith, and culture in youth
- Youth who would like to apply for grants and scholarships for them to create in the arts.
I am uniquely qualified to start and run this type of business because of my grandparents as well as my professional experience. My grandmother was a piano concerto-ist during her young adult years, and my grandfather fostered growth in knowledge of politics, society, culture, and faith. My grandfather also worked for IBM and created patents for them. In professional experience, I have worked for the Catholic church as well as engaged in pro-bono consultations within different roles for the last 7 years. I have been a part of papal events including World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day. I have also been a member of different Music organizations and offered feedback and advice to them. I have worked with youth and young adults in the church for the last 7 years, knowing that music gives them a way to express themselves and to provide cultural awareness. I have engaged in inter-religious dialogue and faith practices as well as different cultural practices for the last 15 years. Also, over the last 20 years, I have engaged in budgeting, budget planning, financials, and most recently within investment firms. Working in investment firms and seeing the lack of funding for the arts is what has more fully inspired me to open this foundation.
I am raising money through the IFundWomen platform because they work closely with women to help them to realize their dreams. I Fund Women focuses on empowering female entrepreneurs in their early stages of development, offer support for females to grow their ideas, and to see those ideas and dreams become a reality. It is also recommended that women begin a crowdfunding campaign in the early start of their business, over other sources of funding avenues. The Funds raised through this platform will be used to finish establishing the Foundation, aid in operating expenses, and will provide funding to the grants and scholarships we would like to offer to youth and young adults. It will also help create the space for me to begin to meet with investors while also continuing to offer consultations in the church as well as other faith practices and promote cultural activities.
We have some really cool fun reward offers for you to take part in on our campaign page below! (Add in rewards) …. Thank you so much for your support in helping The Grenchus Foundation grow into a successful business that will promote arts, faith, and culture.