Affiliate Funds

Women’s Fund

Expanding chances and choices for Lorain County women and children.

Affiliate Funds:

Our Mission

The mission of the Women’s Fund is to expand chances and choices for Lorain County women and children. To initiate financial and funding equity for women and children. To award grants for projects that may not receive monies from traditional sources of funding. To support social, educational, and artistic projects by, for, and delivered to women and children. To encourage the full participation of women and children in our community.

Our History

In 1991, a few Lorain County women were concerned by the lack of money spent on programs specifically designed to meet the needs of women even though women and girls were most likely to suffer from many of society’s ills (e.g., underemployment, lack of education, domestic abuse, sexual assault, single parenting issues). At the time, only 3.4% of national funding was directed toward programs for them.

These women were determined to create a better situation for women and girls in this area. They pooled their resources and established the Women’s Fund. The Women’s Fund is a permanent endowment that encourages and supports both non-traditional and mainstream endeavors that are developed by or particularly benefit women and children. In 2017, the Women’s Fund expanded its mission to include all children.

$214K

in grants awarded to the community.

1991

empowering women since

Women’s Fund Grant Program

The online application opens August 1.

Application Deadline: September 1
Board Decision: October 

The Women’s Fund is a permanent endowment that encourages and supports both non-traditional and mainstream endeavors that are developed by or particularly benefit women and children. The Women’s Fund grant program provides funding to non-profit organizations and informal groups of women or emerging grassroots organizations where 100% of the clients benefiting from the grant funding are women and children. 

  • Expand chances and choices for Lorain County women and children 
  • Initiate financial and funding equity for women and children 
  • Award grant dollars for projects that may not receive monies from traditional sources of funding 
  • Support social, educational, and artistic projects by, for, and delivered to women and children 
  • Encourage the full participation of women and children in our community 
Women's Fund

Women’s Fund Board

  • Brenda Norton, President
  • Michelle Barb, Vice President
  • Adele Infante, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Bosela-Bullock, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Cupar
  • Linda Kerekes
  • Cynthia McGuire
  • Leslie Pavlich
  • Pamela Reber Jones
  • Katelyn Gonzalez
  • Melissa Timko, Staff Liaison

 

151

grants awarded