Empower Women and Girls

Primary Issues

The Women’s Fund empowers women and girls in the Fox Valley region through grants, advocacy, and education. By engaging in philanthropic activity and leveraging community collaboration, we envision a community where women and girls:

  • Live in safety.
  • Meet their basic needs for living, including food, shelter, and access to health care.
  • Have the knowledge, opportunity, and self-determination to be economically secure.
  • Have opportunities to pursue their dreams and achieve their potential.
  • Are empowered and inspired to:
    •  Learn about and experience the value of philanthropy, including volunteerism.
    • Mentor and encourage others.
    • Recognize, develop and apply their leadership skills personally and professionally.
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Better Lives for Women and Girls

Locally, nationally and worldwide, women and girls are disproportionately represented among the uneducated; the poorest of the poor; and those who are physically, sexually, and emotionally abused.  Without a focused intentional effort on addressing the issues that impact them, this population will continue to remain underserved and disenfranchised. We believe that the full participation of women and girls is the key to a strong, equitable, and sustainable community.