Start a Fund

The Women’s Fund is Your Trusted Philanthropic Partner

Personalize your giving and focus your philanthropy on the causes that matter the most to you by establishing a donor-advised fund at the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region.

A donor-advised fund is a philanthropic tool that allows a donor to make charitable contributions, receive an immediate tax benefit, and recommend grants to their favorite nonprofit organizations from the fund over time.

Through a donor-advised fund, you can support the Women’s Fund or the women’s and girls’ issues most important to you.

You may start your fund with a minimum contribution of $1,000 and a plan to build the fund over time. Once the fund reaches $10,000, grants can be made in the name of the fund addressing women’s and girls’ issues. Your contributions can include cash, stock, or other financial instruments.

By choosing the Women’s Fund as your philanthropic partner, you’ll have access to our deep knowledge, expertise and  community connections so your charitable giving has the greatest impact for women and girls in our community.

Please contact Julie Keller at (920) 702-7617 or to discuss your goals for charitable giving. The Women’s Fund staff will help you determine which type of fund best meets your objectives.

Funds for Women

Thank you to the following individuals, families, companies, and women’s organizations that have established funds within the Women’s Fund:

4Giving 2Gether 4Women Fund
Athena Award Winners Giving Circle Fund
Bel Brands USA Fund for Women and Girls
Patricia Boldt Fund for Women Administrative Endowment
Renee Boldt Fund for Women
Rebecca Strampe Boulanger Fund for Women and Girls
Heather Boyer Fund for Women and Girls
Community First Credit Union Fund for Women
Miranda L. Coonen Young Philanthropist Fund
Katherine Davis Fund for Women and Girls
Dressel Fund for Women and Girls
Grace and Bridget Flaherty Little Women’s Future Fund
Elizabeth and Daniel Flaherty Family Fund
Haley Fuhrmann Little Women’s Fund
Janelle Fuhrmann Aspiring Young Women’s Fund
Jane Dwyre Garton Fund for Women
Garton Family Fund for Women and Girls
Maria and Jill Georgen Little Women’s Fund
Grace K. Graebel Little Women’s Fund
Laura A. Guy Founders Fund
Anti-Human Trafficking GRACE Fund – Sr. Carol Haanen
Mary Harp-Jirschele Fund for Women
Ruth Haviland Fund for Women and Girls
Mame and Iona Heaney Empowering Women Fund
Laine Hietpas Young Philanthropist Fund
Ethel Keller Fund for Women
Julie and John Keller Elevate Fund
Julie and John Keller Vision Fund
Kewley Family Fund for Women and Girls
Marlene Kiesling Konsek Fund for Women
Helen Spasoff Kratzer Scholarship Fund
Madeleine Cecelia Krikava Little Women’s Future Fund
Quinten Karel Krikava Young Philanthropist Future Fund
Vicki Margolis Fund for Women and Girls
Mid-Day Women’s Alliance Fund
Maureen O’Hern Hahn & Jeffrey R. Hahn Fund for Women
Tracy and Doug Page Empowerment Fund
Brigid Guy Prosser Little Women’s Fund
Cara Guy Prosser Little Women’s Fund
Margaret Guy Prosser Little Women’s Fund
Carla E. Salmon Fund for Women
Lynn Salmon-Easter Little Women’s Fund
Maja Salmon Little Women’s Fund
Patricia Lovshin Schinabeck Fund for Women
Erin Tyson and Kathi Selle Seifert Fund for Women and Girls
Irene Strohbeen Fund for Women and Girls
Sunshine Queen Fund
Catherine J. Tierney Future Fund for Women
Susan Healey Toussaint & John S. Toussaint Fund for Women
The Trina Fund
Noelle and Jacob Van Straten Young Philanthropists Fund
Lynn Van Vreede Legal Advocacy Fund
Marvel Williamson Fund for Women
Wisnoski/Danner Little Women’s Fund
Women for Health Giving Circle
Majorie M. Young Fund for Women and Girls