We create conditions leading to economic empowerment and social justice for women and girls through shifts in culture, attitudes and behaviors.


The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee stands for social change through women and girls.


A world that is just and fair for all women and girls.

We are the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee, a community foundation raising funds to support strategic women and girls led social change initiatives. We are the only foundation in the greater Milwaukee area that does this.

Our Guiding Principles

Inclusion: Empowerment of all women

Leadership: Develop and support women leaders

Equity: Economic, social and political equality in all women’s lives

Sustainability: Grow the foundation responsibly; maintain a sound business structure that protects our assets and maximizes the use of donated funds

We Believe That Women And Girls

Must: Have the right to economic equality

Must: Be safe in their home, at work or wherever they are

Must: Hold positions of power and authority in the public and private sector

Must: Be able to control their own destiny

Why It Matters

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