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

ask learn vote Amplifying Women’s Voices with Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health - By Sherry Lepage, AFFW Volunteer At a political luncheon in May 2015, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, (D) – Maryland, remarked “Each one of us can make a difference. Together, we make change.” Because of Sara Finger, Executive Director and Founder of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WiAWH), women’s voices resonate forcefully for changes related... Read more »
Sheryl WuDunnSO3385 MCF’s 2015 Annual Event Featured National Speaker and Highlighted Pathways to Giving - By: Brennan Nardi, MCF Communications Director Madison Community Foundation was thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize winner and journalist Sheryl WuDunn to Madison on June 16 for MCF’s 2015 Annual Event. More than 600 people attended either “The Talk,” a conversation with David Maraniss and Sheryl WuDunn, or “The Dinner,” which included a keynote address by... Read more »
131106-O-ZZ999-001 Congratulations to Joni Mathews, 2014 Keynote Speaker! - The A Fund for Women family sends best wishes to Col. Joane “Joni” Mathews on the occasion of her retirement from the Wisconsin National Guard this May. Joni was our keynote speaker at our 2014 annual celebration and shared her personal and professional journey with over 300 guests. After nearly eleven years on active duty... Read more »
Heinritz Planning for a Transformative Future - Dear AFFW Family Member: We’re still working hard this year on defining Women’s Economic Empowerment, building new relationships and renewing connections with past grantees. Over the last several weeks, I’ve had the good fortune to meet with colleagues at DAIS, Briarpatch Youth Services, Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health, Center for Families, Operation Fresh Start, Centro... Read more »
summer swirl Register Now for AFFW’s Summer Swirl - Enjoy an evening on the patio at Liliana’s Restaurant with AFFW supporters! Liliana’s Restaurant 2951 Triverton Pole Dr. Madison, WI 53711 Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The evening will include networking, appetizers, and beverages including a signature cocktail. There is a $15 fee to reserve your spot at this event, or a... Read more »