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

Advisory Board Transition Brings Return of Former Chair Therese Gulbransen - This May brings not only transition from Wisconsin winter to spring (well, depends on the day) weather, but a transition within A Fund for Women as well. Given the success of her business, Locavore Roar, Tiffany Kenney has resigned as Chair of the Advisory Board in order to focus on client needs. Happily, Tiffany will... Read more »
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) Needs You! - Contact Person Name and Contact Information Katie McLaughlin, Volunteer Coordinator katiem@abuseintervention.org 608.729.4723 DAIS Website abuseintervention.org Type of Volunteer Opportunities Available: Publicity Work Group volunteers, Event Committee volunteers, Graphic Design volunteers and Gardeners Organization Donation Needs: new tote bags, gift cards for Walmart, Target, HyVee and the Dollar Tree, loofahs, portfolios, planners, new bras, and travel... Read more »
summer swirl 4th Annual AFFW Summer Swirl Sure to Heat Up Your August! - On Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., Liliana’s Restaurant in Fitchburg will host A Fund for Women’s 4th Annual Summer Swirl. The Summer Swirl is a casual event designed to provide the opportunity for AFFW Board members, volunteers, committee members, donors and supporters to hang out, get to know each other, and enjoy the... Read more »
donor appreciation Donor Appreciation Event a Powerful and Moving Evening - By: Shana Lewis, Advisory Board Member, Events Committee Chair On May 13, 2015, A Fund for Women had the pleasure of celebrating those who donate their time talent and treasure to the organization. Nearly 70 people attended the event at the Goodman Community Center. Those in attendance had the opportunity to dine on the delicious... Read more »
Briarpatch mural Briarpatch Uses AFFW Dollars to Help Young Adults Transition to Independence - By: Erin Clune, AFFW Volunteer When AFFW members donate money, local organizations often use the donations to match funds from larger grants. In the 2014-2015 cycle, one of these matching grant recipients was Briarpatch Youth Services. Formerly known as Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin, Briarpatch received $6,600 from AFFW this past year, to support its... Read more »