Women Supporting Women

We anticipated that this moment would come. As a gender equity funder we stand together to leverage our power for our collective liberation.

We pledge to protect abortion access and reproductive justice.

If you’re looking for ways to increase or deepen your investment in the fight to protect abortion access and bodily autonomy, here are five immediate actions that you and philanthropy at large can take:


Women’s Fund Presents, 2022…The F Word, Reclaiming Feminism

November 17 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Event proceeds work to advance equity for women…by providing HER Scholarships, supporting Grants to area NFP organizations addressing systemic issues, and convening the community to change attitudes, behavior, and culture. Thank you for your investment.

Through the years 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.








We are committed to activating philanthropy 

to advance equity for women.

Focus Areas

Upcoming Events

Our programming creates opportunity for people to convene around important issues that impact women.  Our Community Talk Backs and Community Book Reads assemble diverse groups of people, facilitate engaging and dynamic inter-generational conversation.  These experiences create discussion and group gatherings designed to challenge our thinking, adjust our attitude, influence our behavior, and change culture. We do this in support of ALL women in Greater Milwaukee.

WHY our work MATTERS


Just 2%
The latest study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at
IUPUI indicates that only 1.9% of all charitable giving
supports organizations for women and girls.  


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…

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