Cultures of Giving Fund

Building capacity for those working toward the betterment of our diverse communities. We engage women who are traditionally underrepresented in philanthropy through our Cultures of Giving: African American Women’s Fund Project, Latinas en Acción, Lesbian Fund, and Viv Ncaus: A Hmong Women’s Giving Circle. Each shares the goal of engaging women in philanthropy, so the leveraged investments, in the form of grants can affect attitudes, behaviors, and cultural understandings. This is the change we all want to see in Greater Milwaukee.

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Denim Day Milwaukee

Denim Day is an international awareness campaign, which honors survivors of sexual violence and seeks to end victim blaming. It began in 1999 after an Italian woman was raped by her driving instructor. The perpetrator’s conviction was overturned, with Italy’s highest court reasoning that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. This ruling motivated women and men throughout Italy, Europe, and the United States to dedicate a day to wear jeans, highlighting the misconceptions that surround sexual assault, and supporting survivors. There is an active campaign in Metro Milwaukee.  The Women’s Fund acts as a fiscal sponsor.

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Women In Design

Connecting, empowering, and advocating for women’s opportunities, leadership, and success.

Through monthly speaker events, mentorship events, and volunteering opportunities, WID Milwaukee unites the minds of women design professionals working around the city.

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The only way to end the cycle of government violence against people of color is to take action every single day. Use your voice. Use your vote. Use your money.  #womensfundmke