Young Women’s Initiative

Young Women’s Initiative

The Women’s Fund is in the early stages of a new multi-year initiative to increase the life-long economic security of women and their families by strategically addressing the needs of young women ages 18-29.  Our decision was supported by these findings:

  • Young women ages 18-29 were reported as the most under-served age group in our spring 2014 community needs assessment.
  • Women’s Fund grantees working with youth reported a lack of services for young adults aging out of programs.
  • The Status of Women in Northeast Wisconsin Report sections on Educational Attainment, Women & Poverty, and Women, Work & Wages demonstrate the need for increased efforts to help women become economically secure.

Innovative Strategies

The Women’s Fund is leading a pilot project using the Two-Generation approach which provides opportunities for vulnerable children and parents together. Learn more about Two-Generation programs currently funded by the Women’s Fund.