What has the Women's Fund achieved in its first decade?
Since 1997, the Women's Fund has awarded over $1.7 million in grants to more than 95 programs in the four counties of Western Massachusetts. These programs have given their participants the tools and support they need to achieve their goals.
Through these programs, along with other successes:
- at-risk girls enter and successfully complete college, and step into leadership roles in schools, communities, and homes
- women establish homeownership for themselves and their children, give back to the community by designing and implementing new or additional community service programs, and transition their families into safe and secure housing
What will the Women's Fund achieve in the next decade?
With ten years of experience working in the four western counties— and supported by the knowledge amassed through the international Women's Funding Network— the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts is expanding and deepening its impact. While grantmaking is, and will remain, the cornerstone of our endeavors, the Women's Fund is building its capacity to be the “go to” organization for all issues related to improving the lives of women and girls.