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

Kim Sponem - Summit Credit Union Summit Credit Union Pledges Support for AFFW’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda - A Fund for Women is pleased to announce the support of Summit Credit Union as a 2016 giving partner.  As we launch our new strategic focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment, we welcome Summit’s partnership as a long-standing leader and investor in the financial empowerment of women and girls and their families and communities across Dane... Read more »
AFFWLogo2010 A Big Thank You to Our 2015 Annual Event Sponsors! - Strang Patteson Renning Lewis & Lacy Strang Patteson Renning Lewis & Lacy The Imagine Madison celebration wouldn’t be possible without our incredible sponsors and media partners.  We especially want to call out our Gold sponsors, American Family Insurance and Capitol Lakes, and our Silver sponsors, Godfrey & Kahn, MG&E, and the Women of Smith &... Read more »
Heinritz Join A Fund for Women for the Imagine Madison Celebration! - On Wednesday, October 21st, A Fund for Women will host its 22nd annual fundraising event at Monona Terrace, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening together – Imagine Madison: The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe in the Beauty of Their Dreams – featuring appearances by Telisa Yancy, Vice President of Marketing, American Family Insurance;... Read more »
AFFWLogo2010 Register Now for our Annual Event! - On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, starting at 5:00 p.m., A Fund for Women donors, supporters, and grantees will gather at Monona Terrace for the Annual Event, IMAGINE MADISON: THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS.  This year, A Fund for Women has a lot planned to celebrate another successful year spent... Read more »
Telisa Yancy A Conversation with Our Keynote Speaker Telisa Yancy, Vice President of Marketing for American Family Insurance – Defining Her Dreams -   What has inspired you most recently? I think there’s a lot out there. Girls Who Code (the mission is to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities) is one that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. Black Girls Rock! (the mission is to change the... Read more »
Gin Chocolate Bottle Rockets Girls Rock Camp – An Interview with Beth Kille and her award-winning band Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets - “The community’s just been so supportive of us. I think it’s an idea that people love and so it hasn’t been hard to get people behind it.” –Beth Kille, co-founder, Girls Rock Camp Madison In 2010, a parent came to singer/songwriter/entrepreneur Beth Kille and asked her if she would start a rock camp for girls.... Read more »
UW-Madison Gender and Women’s Studies Turns 40! - In 2015 Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison turned 40, and we here at GWS would like to take this opportunity to pause and reflect on our history, our present, and our future. We have much to celebrate and much to think through for the years to come, and we hope you will... Read more »
megan correll Remembering Megan Correll - On Sunday, August 23rd, A Fund for Women lost a dear family member, longtime volunteer Megan Correll.  You can read her full obituary here: http://host.madison.com/news/local/obituaries/article_f598a27c-b2a7-5ab6-b22b-c0eeddf5f894.html Retired executive director Jan Gietzel had this to say about Megan: “I’m so sorry to hear the sad news about Megan.  She was a great supporter of A Fund for... Read more »
Mosaic1 How Our Grant Helps to Identify Human Trafficking Victims - On August 25th, A Fund for Women volunteer leaders Therese Gulbransen, Linda Growney, and Allison Cooley joined me for a visit with the Backyard Mosaic Women’s Project (BMWP) at Saint John’s Lutheran Church on East Washington Avenue (see: www.backyardmosaicwomensproject.org). As part of our 2014-2015 grants program, A Fund for Women provided a $10,000 grant to... Read more »