Girls’ Grantmaking Project

Girls’ Grantmaking Project

Since 2012, the Women’s Fund has worked with area schools to gather a group of high school-age girls each spring to meet for a leadership training, community education, and grantmaking program. At the end of the program, the girls are empowered to recommend $10,000 in grants to the program(s) that they think will best meet the needs of girls in the Fox Valley.

During the project, girls have a chance to:

  • Meet and work with girls from other schools
  • Identify and enhance their own leadership skills
  • Raise awareness of issues important to them and their peers
  • Make a positive difference for girls in our community
  • Lead a grantmaking process including soliciting proposals and interviewing program leaders
  • Recommend how $10,000 in community grants can help other girls in the Fox Valley

6 Year Project Evaluation Report 2012-1017

Teaching Philanthropy at the High School Level

More information about each Girls’ Grantmaking cohort and the issues and projects they funded is below.

2018 – Appleton Central, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, St. Francis Xavier
2017 – Freedom, Little Chute, Kaukauna & Kimberly
2016 – Menasha, Neenah & St. Mary Central
2015 – Appleton Central, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fox Valley Lutheran, Xavier
2014 – Kaukauna & Kimberly
2013 – Menasha, Neenah & St. Mary Central
2012 – Appleton Central, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, St. Francis Xavier

Thank you to the Ether Keller Fund for Women for supporting the Girls’ Grantmaking Project!