The Trina Fund

Since 1997, the Women's Fund has awarded more than $775,000 in grants to programs that improve the health, and economic security of women and girls in our community. In those 16 years of grantmaking we are proud to have funded 170 projects developed by 69 different Fox Valley agencies.

Our grant dollars have been distributed to programs supporting the following areas:



Despite granting more than $775,000, the Women’s Fund has been unable to fund 55% of the requests we receive.  See the Grantee Partners page for recent grants awarded, or see a historical list of past Women’s Fund grants.  


While the Women’s Fund endowment and annual fundraising supplies the majority of the funds for our grants, we also team with businesses and other nonprofit groups who add gifts to our grantmaking pool. If your organization would be interested in supporting a specific women/girls issue or the Women’s Fund grantmaking, please contact the Women’s Fund at


Thank you to Great Northern Corporation for being a grant collaborator since 2000.


The Women's Fund has three funding opportunities available.  Our Grant Guidelines have been revised for the 2013-2014 grant year. Please review our Grant Guidelines for details about our funding priorities and our Initiative Driven Grants, Project Grants and Strategic Grants. The Women's Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations but not to individuals.


Important Dates
Strategic Grant Application

Strategic Grants deadline is November 1, 2013 

Our strategic focus is the economic security of females of all ages.

Project Grant Application

Project Grants deadline is February 3, 2014


Important Documents

Grant Guidelines

Grant Planning Checklist

Project Grant Application

Initiative Grant Application

For more information about how to apply for a grant, contact the Women’s Fund at (920) 830-1290 or



We offer opportunities for female students seeking scholarships, as well as for donors who would like to establish scholarship funds within the Women’s Fund.




Amount of Award: $2.000

Financial need is not a requirement of this scholarship.


Criteria:   Graduating female high school student from Oshkosh North or Oshkosh West high schools who will pursue a degree in nursing or pre-medicine at a college or university in Wisconsin, including technical colleges.  Recipients must have a 3.5 minimum cumulative grade point average, a strong academic record and be able to demonstrate school involvement and community service.


Due Date:  March 14


Contact:  School guidance office or the Women's Fund at (920) 830-1290


Abraham Scholarship Guidelines

Abraham Application Form




Amount of Award: $2,500

Financial need is not a requirement of this scholarship.


Criteria: Graduating female high school student from Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, or Xavier high school, with a minimum 3.6 grade point average, a strong academic record, and demonstrated school and community involvement, who is planning to pursue a degree in Education at a University of Wisconsin System school.


Due Date: March 15


Contact: School guidance office or the Women’s Fund at (920) 830-1290


Kratzer Application Form


This fund enables female residents of Wisconsin diagnosed with breast cancer to obtain the best possible care; including, but not limited to, travel to accredited cancer treatment centers throughout the United States.

Referrals to the fund may be made by health care providers or nonprofit organizations which provide service to cancer patients. Checks will be issued directly to the referring organization. Checks cannot be made payable directly to individuals.
Individuals needing air transportation for a second opinion or out-of-state treatment will be assisted through the National Patient Travel Center.

Guidelines & Application

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