A Fund For Women
A Fund For Women, a component fund of The Madison Community Foundation was established in 1993 to improve the lives of girls and women in the local community. Since that first year, when a group of original visionary donors put together an endowment fund of $100,000, the fund has grown to over $1.4 million. Even more importantly, A Fund For Women has given over $1 million back to the community in less than 18 years.
We encourage women to develop as philanthropists. We provide grants to women and girls in our community that enhance education, employment, and self-esteem. We build the permanent endowment that makes grantmaking possible.
All grants are driven by the overall goal of helping women and children learn self-reliance and reach self-sufficiency. Under that umbrella, we focus on the following four key areas of need:
- Keeping elderly or disabled women in their homes, or in community settings
- Providing services to victims of domestic abuse
- Helping women achieve economic self sufficiency and increase their earning potential
- Reducing homelessness for women and girls
Freedom, Inc. – Family Strengthening Project
West Madison Senior Coalition – Food Pantry Resource Program
UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence – Mujeres Adelante