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The Fund For Women & Girls

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The Fund for Women and Girls Grantee - Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA

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The Fund for Women and Girls 2019 Advisory Committee

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Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Awardee Dr. Robyn Holder

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Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast

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The Fund for Women and Girls Grantee - Neighborhood Center of UMC

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Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Awardee Ann Pehle

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The Fund for Women and Girls Grantee - Camp Koala

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Rising Philanthropists Awardee Jeshanah McLeod

Giving hope. Creating change.

The Fund for Women and Girls was created in 2000 to broaden the awareness of, and respond to, issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy. Women and girls around the world are inordinately represented among the poor, uneducated, and abused. Without a focused effort to combat the issues that face them, they will remain among the underserved. Our vision is of a community where they are afforded the right to live in safety, meet their basic needs for living, have the opportunities to pursue their dreams, and are inspired to experience the value of philanthropy.

Grants/Grantees

Since 2008, the Fund for Women and Girls has granted $193,714 to nonprofit organizations in the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area, serving women and girls with programs focusing on self-sufficiency, health, human services, and education. These grant programs have previously served over 13,000 women within our region.

Click here to learn about our most recent grantees.

The Dream Team

While the Fund for Women & Girls was established in 2000, The Dream Team was established in 2011 with a goal and purpose of encouraging individuals to make a gift of at least $1,000 to create a permanent $1 million endowment. From the endowment, annual grants are made available to local nonprofit organizations that provide services to women and girls in the South Central PA counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area.

Becoming a member of the Dream Team provides hope and creates change for women & girls in our community forever. Memberships are customizable at any level for up to 5 years.

Dream it. Change it.

Give a one time gift, or become a member of the Dream Team, and join the movement!

Featured Dream Team Member

Welcome our featured member Melanie Stine.

See what inspired her to join the ranks of fellow community-minded people involved with the Fund for Women and Girls.

Events

The Fund for Women and Girls hosts various events throughout the year. For a complete listing of events, click HERE.

Join us on October 23, 2020 for our VIRTUAL Power of the Purse auction! The online auction will open on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 12:00 pm and remain open until 1:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020, for participants to bid any time during that week.

Women in Philanthropy Awards

Each year, the Fund for Women & Girls honors local women who are philanthropists through two awards – the Rising Philanthropists Award and the Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Award. These awards celebrate the women who are making an impact on our community.

Click HERE to see a list of all previous Women In Philanthropy Award winners.

2020 Visionaries

So many of us have a vision for women and girls in our region – Economic Empowerment. Inclusion. Advancement. Education. Safety. Wellness. Growth. Success. In honor of the Fund for Women & Girls 20th Anniversary, this initiative raised $100,000 to grant five $20,000 innovative, change-making grants to nonprofit organizations that seek to transform women’s education, economic opportunity, and access to health and wellness for decades to come. 

Thank you to the 2020 Visionaries who assisted with making the special anniversary grant program a reality.

Oversight

The work of The Fund For Women & Girls would not be possible without its many donors, volunteers, and members of leadership. Their generosity and commitment to the cause is boundless.