Fund for Women

Through collective philanthropy, the Fund for Women invests and advocates by bringing together our knowledge, passion and commitment to empower young women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential.

$3,175 raised from 49 donors

$3,000 goal

Our Mission

BE THE CHANGE. TOGETHER WE'RE MAKING FUTURES BRIGHTER...

Those who have been fortunate in their lives and livelihoods are helping women and girls overcome the many barriers that may stand in their way to success. Through the power of collective giving, our unique network aims to improve the potential of women and girls in Delaware by funding critical projects that meet their needs – from housing to health care, from career training to emergency food programs.

The Fund for Women is an endowment held at the Delaware Community Foundation.  Each year a portion of the value of the endowment, which now exceeds $4,181,200, is granted to nonprofit programs serving women and girls in Delaware. 

in 2020,  help was needed more than ever. By working with the COVID–19 Strategic Response Fund and COVID–19 Rapid Response Fund our support had an immediate and exponential impact on those who needed help in healthcare, shelter, and other essential services  We pivoted quickly to make changes that would impact Delaware women and girls when and how they needed it most.  The $200,000, originally designated by FFW for our annual Grant Awards, was donated to make the greatest impact in the community to those who desperately needed help. 

While we are proud of the many ways in which we have supported women and girls in Delaware for more than 25 years, the need remains strong.  Right now, women right here in Delaware have never been more vulnerable and are at increased risk for domestic violence, job loss and instability. Many women are struggling to feed their families and ensure their children have access to education. And this vulnerability, even though we often cannot see it, affects us all. Please help us continue to make a difference in the lives of Delaware’s women and girls and give today.

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About Fund for Women

Mission: Through collective philanthropy, the Fund for Women invests and advocates by bringing together our knowledge, passion and commitment to empower young women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential.