Apply for a Grant

Since 1994, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $2 million in grants to innovative projects and programs that improve women and girls in the Fox Valley Region. We are proud to have funded 224 projects in Northeast Wisconsin developed by 88 different Fox Valley agencies.

The Women’s Fund offers funding opportunities for nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca, Shawano and northern Winnebago counties.

2024 Project Grant Cycle is Coming – what do you need to know?

Join us virtually or in person for a grantseeker workshop on November 8 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Nonprofits wishing to apply for a grant from the Women’s Fund for the 2024 grant cycle are strongly encouraged to attend. Information about funding priorities will be presented, along with how organizations can apply for funding. Attendees are welcome to stay afterwards from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for networking and collaboration. 

Preliminary grant applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024, for the 2024 project grant cycle. Nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca, Shawno, and northern Winnebago counties are welcome to apply. 

The in-person workshop will be held at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, 4455 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton. Note, there is some construction on College Avenue, so plan ahead if attending in person. A link will be sent to those joining us virtually. 


We are humbled and honored to have so many applicants for our 2023 Project Grant Cycle. You can learn more about the organizations we supported here.

Project Grant Timeline

Preliminary Applications Due  Friday, January 19, 2024 
Applicants notified if selected to submit full proposal   Week of January 29, 2024 
Full Proposals Due  Friday, March 1, 2024 
Applicants notified of funding decisions  Week of April 1, 2024

Information on Women’s Fund Project Grants:

Recording of Grantseekers Workshop held on 11/09/22
Grantseekers Workshop 11.09.22 PowerPoint

2023 Project Grant Materials:

Women’s Fund Project Grant Guidelines 2023
Preliminary Grant Application 2023 – fillable Word document

When you click on the application form, the application will download as a Word document. Open the file and be sure to click Enable Editing in the top yellow banner. You will then be able to fill out the form, save, and when completed email to to submit your application.

Questions regarding the application process can be submitted via email to

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The Women’s Fund cannot provide grant funding to individuals. Only nonprofits designated as 501(c)(3) organizations may apply.