The Flash Grant program was initiated in 2017 in an effort to respond to requests and opportunities as they are presented. While still focused on advancing equity for women, these grants are for a very specific project. An informal process of requests allows for spontaneity; the grants are usually in the $500 – $1,500 range. The impact of these grants has exceeded expectations. There are limited funds allocated to this methodology.
Your contribution to the Women’s Fund ensures this grant program is sustained and continues to grow. Thank you.
Flash Grants 2021
In partnership with Wisconsin Women’s Council
These grants support responses to COVID’s impact on mental health and the well-being of women in underserved communities. We know women have been disproportionately affected by the crises and recognize these organizations are providing essential support in our community.
We celebrate this partnership and are grateful for the generosity of so many supporters…thank you!
Core El Centro
Foundations for Freedom, Inc.
Hmong American Women’s Association
RGB Flash Grant, 2020 awarded to ACTS Housing to Honor RGB Legacy
On September 18, 2020 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away leaving an indelible legacy. To honor and celebrate her life and legacy of advancing equity for women, we encouraged gifts to be made in her honor. Donors had the unique opportunity to select the Flash Grant charity of choice from a list of finalists…ACTS Housing was selected and was presented with a WF Flash Grant.
About ACTS Housing
We know home ownership is essential to advancing equity for women. Home ownership is the foundation for improved family relationships, better health and academic outcomes. It is also empowering and inspiring for the new owner and everyone in her sphere.
The key to their work is making sure that ACTS families thrive as homeowners, building stable homes for their families and becoming sources of strength on their blocks and in their neighborhoods. We are proud to be a partner in this work.
Flash Grants 2020
HIR Wellness Center
Women’s Leadership Collaboration, A Day for Pay Equity
The Asha Project
Flash Grants 2019
American Red Cross
Flash Grants 2018
Alliance Française of Milwaukee
Girls at City Hall, City of Milwaukee
MilwaukeeWomen, Inc. and TEMPO Milwaukee
Prevent Suicide of Greater Milwaukee
Flash Grants 2017
Black Arts MKE
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, Women’s History Month Exhibit
Convergence Resource Center, Solace Identify and Provide
Girls on the Run
Medical College of Wisconsin, Women in Science Series
Medical College of Wisconsin, Women’s Mental Health
Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, Soldiers Home Milwaukee
Women’s Film Festival
St. Joan Antida High School
Trafficked Wardlaw Productions, A Sister’s Courage
Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
Women’s International League for Peace, Most Dangerous Women Project