Celebrating "Firsts"

Being FIRST is a Milestone
We Must Celebrate

Make a gift in honor of celebrating “firsts” for women…women who blaze trails. Women who are “firsts” in newsrooms and in war rooms. Women who are “firsts” on front lines, sidelines and in the headlines. Celebrate by making a gift of any amount. All funds will support our Flash Grant program of 2021.


Announcing our Grant Partners for 2021

Advancing equity for women is the focus of the Women’s Fund grant making effort. Annually between $95,000 and $125,000 provides support to between 6 and 8 area nonprofits.

We are pleased to support Ex Fabula….personal stories can address the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of historically silenced peoples. The Brave Space project creates free spaces where women from historically disenfranchised populations reflect on their identities, craft personal stories, and feel heard. Participants share stories at public StorySlams and through media pieces. This work is a critical step toward attitude and policy changes that ultimately create equal access and opportunity for all.

In the uncertainty there is certainty

We are certain the HER Scholars are working hard on their studies.  We are certain to announce new Grant Partners for 2021.  We are certain the Event Committee planning our Women’s Fund Presents event is creating a valuable experience for all.

As we round the corner and look ahead, we remain hopeful yet know there is still more to do. We hope you are proud of all that we do to advance equity for women.  We hope you continue on the journey. We hope you share your passion with others. We hope you feel a part of the legacy that continues as we continue to be the certainty in the uncertainty.  

#RBG Memorial

Brilliant. Bold. Notorious.

In memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, please make a gift to demonstrate your appreciation for her life and legacy of advancing equity for women.

Women’s Fund Presents…

This annual event shares information, starts a discussion, and inspires action around a topic or issue relevant to advancing equity for women.

We have celebrated the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, honored the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, envisioned the possibilities for the year 2030, and explored what it takes to be a Game Changer.

Join us in 2021 for an event that will shift attitudes, inspire behavior, and shape culture.








HER Scholar Profile

“You cannot deter a determined mind,” says Lynette. “This has been my calling for my entire life. I have sacrificed so much to get here. It is not a second thought.”

Read Lynette’s story of perseverance, the importance of receiving a Women’s Fund HER Scholarship, and why funding this scholarship is an investment the future. 

We are committed to activating philanthropy
to advance equity for women.

About Our Organization

Women’s and girls basic human rights are a part of every election. 

Yet the presidential debates have largely ignored the impacts of sexism and racism. These issues need to be addressed.

As the leaders of women’s and girl’s funds/foundations, gender equity funders and advocates, we call on Kristen Welker, the moderator of the final presidential debate, to put women and girls — especially women and girls of color — and the issues that most impact us front and center. Read the questions and topics here >



Equity among people is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.


In Wisconsin, men are 2.5 times more likely to be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupations than women.

Although the number of women in the U.S. Congress has reached an all-time high, more women need those roles. If trends continue at the current rate, women will not hold an equal share of seats until the year 2117. We can’t wait that long…

Featured Event  

Community Talk Back – The Alverno Report

March 25, 2021 • A Virtual Event

Join us for an engaging and interactive presentation and panel conversation on the importance and value of women serving in elected office. Building on the findings of our Grant Partner, Alverno College, this is designed to engage the community in conversation about the importance of women serving in office, why women choose to engage this pathway, and explore recommendations for increasing the number of women running for office in Wisconsin.