2021 Report to Donors

For many Kentucky families, 2021 has been a year of crisis, filled with illness, hardship, and financial insecurity.

At such a time, the right of women to decide when or if they will bear children is more important than ever.

Thanks to the generosity of you, our donors, A Fund has been able to assist a record number of financially needy women to gain access to abortion and contraceptive services.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, A Fund helped to fund abortions for 1413 Kentuckiana women, who received care at Louisville’s EMW Women’s Surgical Center and at eleven other clinics in several states. We also sent funds to the University of Louisville Medical School’s Ryan Clinic to defray the cost of inserting long-acting reversible contraceptives that enabled low-income women to plan and space pregnancies.

A Fund, Inc. By the Numbers

During the past fiscal year, ending June 30, 2021:

$ 175,974 – Total contributions received

$ 166,517 – Total dollars disbursed to clinics (up $20k from last year)

1,433 – Number of women helped (up 21%, from 1,182 last year)

1.7% – Spent on overhead expenses

[Special thanks to our Treasurer Doug Deatz for compiling the above financial data!]

In addition to your dollars, we received $1,075 from Kroger. Please go to Kroger.com/communityrewards, create an account, and select A Fund #TH316 as your charity. We will receive a small portion of your total Kroger purchases, at no cost to you. We also received $221 from Amazon Smile. At smile.amazon/ch/61-1237178, select A Fund as your charity, and A Fund will receive .5% of your total Amazon purchases, at no cost to you.

Annual GIVE FOR GOOD Day: 9/17/2021

September 17, 2021 is Give for Good Louisville Day, the annual day of online giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Please mark your calendars and put A Fund at the top of your giving list. Your personal online gift will be augmented by incentives and grants from other generous foundations for this day only.

Now that the US Supreme Court has ruled that employers can deny women contraceptive coverage
based on the employers’ religious beliefs, contraception will remain difficult to obtain and expensive for many workers.

The need for abortion funding is not going away, and neither is A Fund. Thank you for your steadfast support of Kentuckiana women.

Respectfully submitted,

Kate Cunningham President, A Fund, Inc.

August 2021