Welcome & Mission

The mission of A Fund for Women is to transform our community so that women and girls thrive.

We envision a community where all women and girls can reach their potential.



Our strategic areas include:

      Developing a culture of women’s philanthropy

Empowering women and girls

Inspiring all women to help women


We believe that when we empower women and girls, we improve the world.

News & Updates

centro2 Centro Hispano Helps Girls Find New Routes - By: Jennifer Seeker Conroy, AFFW Volunteer ComVida is a combination of the Spanish words for communication and life. The Centro Hispano ComVida program helps youth build communication and life skills in pursuit of a better path than they might otherwise choose. Many of the participants are male high school students referred by Madison Municipal Court, school... Read more »
What a Difference a Month Makes - Dear A Fund for Women Family Members: Spring has sprung – at least that’s the metaphor I might have played with in introducing this newsletter three weeks ago. New life! A new beginning! Instead, March 6th came and went and now we as a community mourn the loss of Tony Robinson. So many words have... Read more »
11071153_1065790650103390_3172993856362451602_n 4th Annual Speed Networking Event Sparks New Connections - On March 18, 2015, the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club hosted more than 50 women (and a few men) for A Fund for Women’s 4th Annual Speed Networking event. The women and men participating in the event included recent college graduates, titans of industry, executives at various levels of responsibility and several entrepreneurs visiting... Read more »
LPC-pic Congratulations Lisa Peyton-Caire! - A member of the AFFW family, Lisa Peyton-Caire, is the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health 2015 Woman of Character for establishing the Foundation for Black Women’s Welllness. Congratulations on this recognition for your powerful work to improve the lives of black women and their communities! Read more about the Women’s Health Leader Awards here.
Speed Networking Is Back! - Please Join us for A Fund For Women’s 4th Annual Speed Networking Event! Whether you are a woman who has reached the top of her field; a woman just starting her career; or a woman embarking on a new career path, take advantage of this opportunity to grow your professional circle, network with other smart savvy professional women... Read more »