Recent Grants

In 2018, A Fund for Women awarded $105,000 in grants to six local nonprofits that support economic security for women and girls in Dane County.

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Centro Hispano of Dane County received $15,000 to help support the Camino Pathways Certified Nursing Assistant Program, which expands training, job placement and support services for Latina women pursuing careers in the health care sector.

Doyenne Group

Doyenne Group received $15,000 to support professional development opportunities for women entrepreneurs focusing on mentorship, business strategy, and business venture growth.

Latino Academy of Workforce Development (LAWD)

LAWD received $15,000 for its program Spanish GED for Latinas, which will empower at least 75 women to make progress toward attaining GEDs and provide support services that remove barriers, such as tutoring, career assessment, resume creation, transportation and child care. The grant will help LAWD initiate a GED On-the-Go component that provides Spanish GED instruction and case management at three rural Dane County locations.

Operation Fresh Start

Operation Fresh Start received $10,000 for its initiative to expand a re-engagement program for young women and girls who have disengaged from high school, including guidance counseling, case management and assistance attaining high school diplomas or GEDs.

Road Home of Dane County

Road Home of Dane County received $10,000 to support its Women’s Employment & Training Fund, which provides resources for child care, car repairs, certified nursing assistant testing, GED testing, college application fees, clothing and transportation.

YWCA Madison

Women in YWeb Career Academy (YWebCA), a program of YWCA Madison, received $30,000 to help fund a training boot camp technology course designed for women and people of color who are underrepresented in the technology field. YWebCA graduates gain long-term earning potential and career growth opportunities from the program.

“They fostered that self-sufficiency. To know that you can be self-sufficient and know that you can handle things on your own, but to know that you have some backup so that if things don’t work out you’ve got somebody that’s going to be there, that’s going to be in your corner.”

– Chara Taylor, former Road Home of Dane County client

Read more about our grantmaking. Stories of Impact