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.

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 J. J. Keller Foundation and the Ether Keller Fund for Women for supporting the Girls’ Grantmaking Project.