Foundation / Corporation
Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region
02/15/19 4:00 PM
Grants of $5,000 and $10,000 to Northeast Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and projects that aim to improve the lives of women and girls in the Fox Valley region. Preliminary applications must be submitted prior to a full proposal. The service area includes Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, and Northern Winnebago Counties.
Collaborative programs and partnerships among organizations are highly encouraged. Innovative approaches and projects with limited access to other funding are encouraged to apply.
Funding Focus Areas:
All project & program grants for the 2018 – 2019 grant cycle must address one of the issues identified in the 2017 Status of Women in Northeast Wisconsin Report.
The report is produced as a series of fact sheets that analyze data related to 12 key indicators of the status of women in the region:
- Benefit Program Enrollment
- Corporate Leadership
- Educational Attainment
- Free & Reduced-Price School Meals
- Health & Well-Being
- Political Representation
- Violence Against Women
- Who Is in Poverty
- Women & Poverty
- Women in the Population
- Women, Work and Wages
- Women’s Business Ownership
The Women’s Fund believes through philanthropy and community collaboration it can address the needs of women and girls in the Fox Valley region. The Foundation provides grants for programs that inspire women and girls to flourish personally, economically and professionally.
Funding priorities include:
- Women and girls live in safety.
- Women and girls meet their basic needs for living, including food, shelter, and access to health care.
- Women and girls have the knowledge, opportunity, and self-determination to be economically secure.
- Women and girls have opportunities to pursue their dreams and achieve their potential.
- Women and girls are empowered and inspired to: learn about and experience the value of philanthropy, including volunteerism; mentor and encourage others; and recognize, develop and apply their leadership skills personally and professionally.
Social Change Focus:
The Women’s Fund encourages applicants to think beyond service delivery to the social climate which fosters a lack of safety, economic security, and access to opportunity for women and girls. When planning projects or programs, consider how you might incorporate one of the following Social Change Indicators in your work.
- Shifts in Definition: The issue is defined differently in the community or larger society.
- Shifts in Behavior: People are behaving differently in the community or larger society.
- Shifts in Engagement: People in the community or society are more engaged.
- Shifts in Policies: An institutional, organizational or legislative policy or practice has changed.
- Current Position Maintained: Past gains have been maintained.
GrantWatch ID#: 177963
Grants will be considered only at $5,000 and $10,000 levels for all funding focus areas.
The Women’s Fund will not fund the same project or program for more than 3 consecutive years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application and any required attachments must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Amanda Louden if you have any questions.
Becky Boulanger, Women’s Fund Executive Director
USA: Wisconsin: The Fox Valley region, which includes Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, and Northern Winnebago Counties.