Recent Grants

In 2019, A Fund for Women awarded more than $100,000 in grants to six local nonprofits that support the economic empowerment of women and girls in Dane County.

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Centro Hispano of Dane County received $25,000 to help support the Caminos Finance Career Pathway Program, which offers education and training to members of the Latino community, particularly women, to get them on the pathway to a career in the finance industry.

Latino Academy of Workforce Development (LAWD)

LAWDreceived $12,500 for the Latina Workforce Advancement Project, which will provide training, education and support to help Latinas move into meaningful, sustainable careers that provide economic security for themselves and their families.

Madison Reading Project

Madison Reading Project received $750 to help fund Empowering and Encouraging Girls to Explore Non-Traditional Careers Through Delightful Literacy Adventures. This program will provide books about nontraditional and nonstereotypical “girls” careers. The program also will engage children through storytelling and fun activities on the Big Red Reading Bus.

Omega School

Omega Schoolreceived $25,000 for its Dane County Young Mothers Outreach Project to provide holistic services, including transportation and childcare, to support the education and career development of Dane County women who are pregnant and parenting and want to pursue a GED or HSED.

UW Odyssey Project

UW Odyssey Projectreceived $12,500 to support Onward Odyssey: Class of 2020. This program provides support to students who have completed the core Odyssey program, helping them develop an academic and career roadmap, pursue college enrollment, and provide job training and mentorship.

YWCA Madison

Women in YWeb Career Academy (YWebCA), a program of YWCA Madison, received $25,000 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