Grants philosophy & priorities
Making sure that all women and girls are a part of the economic mainstream.
Making sure more women and girls become leaders and support the women and girls who are already leaders.
Making sure all women and girls have access to an education of their choice and, that that they are educated about the issues affecting them.
Our primary goal is to provide financial support to organizations that demonstrate the ability to affect one or more of these impact indicators.
Change in definition… meaning an issue is understood with a new lens, or given new meaning. As a result, a new attitude is created.
Influence of behaviors… meaning with new information, people or communities behave with understanding and respect the journeys of others. This builds a sense of personal empowerment for everyone.
Enhanced engagement… meaning that people, especially women and girls are more engaged, and taking action as a result of the work or activity.
Change in policies… this gets to the root of inequity and as result of the work or activity, an institutional, legislative, organizational practice changes to better serve women and girls.
Current position is maintained… meaning the resistance to change that would cause inequity can be held.
This work is about attitudes, behaviors, and culture!
Why It Matters
Millennial women are more likely than their male counterparts to have a bachelor’s degree or higher (36.3 percent, compared with only 28.3 percent of Millennial men), yet Millennial women have lower earnings than men in all but one state, and higher rates of poverty than Millennial men in every state in the nation. Economic parity is crucial and a priority for the Women’s Fund.
Grants Advisory Committee
Nicole Horvath (Chair)