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

AFFWLogo2010 Register Now for AFFW’s 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, AFFW has a lot planned to celebrate another successful year spent transforming... Read more »
2015 Summer Swirl Thank you for a wonderful Summer Swirl event! - Thank you to our supporters and to Liliana’s Restaurant for joining us for this year’s Summer Swirl event!  We had a fun filled evening with group of generous supporters!   Thanks to all who voted on the name for our very own Summer Swirl beverage.  The winning name is “What’s Up Swirlfriend!”
theatre lila Theatre LILA Season Kicks off with FUN and TRASH - Last year, Theatre LILA hosted A Fund for Women’s Night at the Theater when they invited AFFW donors and supporters to attend a performance of The Suitcase Dreams: An Original Theatre LILA Invention at the Overture Center, hosted a pre-performance cocktail reception; and donated a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to AFFW.  Theatre... 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 »
Heinritz Empowering Women Caregivers: How a 2010 AFFW Investment Paid Off Years Later - Dear AFFW Family Member: Almost a year ago, the A Fund for Women advisory board approved our new mission statement: We transform our community so that women and girls thrive. Twelve months later I have a growing appreciation for how long transformation takes, even under perfect conditions. The time horizon for transformation creates interesting questions... Read more »