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

clock 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 »
2015: A New Beginning – Preparing for Transformation - Dear A Fund for Women Family Members: A belated Happy New Year to you! As always, thank you for the support and commitment you’ve demonstrated to our work. We had an incredible 2014, raising over $397,000, the most in our history, which gives us tremendous momentum going into 2015. Best of all, we’re well-positioned to... Read more »
AFFW Grantee Volunteer Opportunities - Has your organization received a grant from AFFW? Does your organization need volunteers? Does your organization need items donated? As a recipient of a grant from A Fund for Women (AFFW) in the last 21 years, we are proud of the work our grantee organizations are accomplishing within our community. AFFW wants to give grantee... Read more »
GI_9th Graders Field Trip to Chicago 0612 (12) AFFW Announces 2015 Grant Awards - 2015 Grants Program  A Fund for Women had $65,000 available for grants during its 2014-2015 cycle. The Advisory Board allocated $60,000 for its annual competitive grants program and $5,000 for one proactive grant opportunity. As it has since 2011, A Fund for Women AFFW sought proposals for reducing barriers to independence faced by teenage girls... Read more »
Congratulations BRAVA Magazine Woman to Watch Melinda Heinritz! -   Congratulations to Madison Community Foundation Strategic Partnerships Director Melinda Heinritz for being recognized as a BRAVA Magazine Woman to Watch in 2015! Read the issue here.