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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.

Give today

Make a gift to the Fund for Women and Girls to give hope and create change for the lives of women and girls in our community.

 

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.

You too can become a Dream Team member by pledging $1,000 tax-deductible donation to the Fund, payable over a 5 year period. By joining the Dream Team, you will help the Fund for Women and Girls reach their $1 million endowment goal and increase the amount of grant dollars going to local nonprofit organizations supporting women and girls.

Become part of the movement

 

Featured Dream Team Member

Welcome our featured member Todd Snovel.

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

Grants/Grantees

Since 2008, the Fund for Women and Girls has granted $137,714 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 issues of self-sufficiency, health, human services, and education.

Grant/Grantees

Events

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

Thank you to our annual sponsors, without which the events held by the Fund for Women & Girls would not be possible!

Each year at our Power of the Purse fundraiser, 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.

Nominate a local philanthropist

The Fund For Women & Girls 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.

View our list of 2020 Visionaries to see the individuals committed to making change in Central Pennsylvania.

In celebration of The Fund For Women & Girls 20th anniversary in 2020, we invite you to become a 2020 Visionary. 

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.