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The Fund For Women & Girls

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.

Our Impact


in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations serving women and girls since 2008


women & girls served within our region since 2008


granted to 5 nonprofits in 2020


Join 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!

“I’m a Dream Team member because together  we can do more to change the lives of women and girls in need.” -Tressia Pankewicz


Since 2008, the Fund for Women and Girls has granted $293,714 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.

2020 Visionaries

 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. Grantee’s projects from this grant will be taking place in 2021. Check out the grantee section above for more information about our amazing grantees!

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


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.

Gratitude Campaign

In honor of our 20th anniversary, the Fund for Women & Girls launched our Gratitude Campaign. Show your loved ones how much they mean to you by purchasing a Gratitude Gift Pack! Your purchase ensures that we are able to impact women and girls in your community for generations to come.

Purchase your Gratitude Gift Pack today!

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