Grants History: 1994-2017

1994

  • A Fund For Women- Loan Fund for Individual Women- $3,000
  • Bayview Community Center- Multicultural Service Network 1994- $800
  • Briarpatch- Future Choices Project- $1,500
  • The Business Forum- Education Scholarships 1994- $2,500
  • Centro Hispano- Choices Initiative- $544
  • Take Our Daughters To Work- Take Our Daughters To Work- $1,000
  • YWCA of Madison-Transport Rural Women to Mammograms- $1,000
  • Youth Impact Adventures, Inc.- ZAP Program- $8,000

1995

  • The Business Forum- Education Scholarships 1995- $3,000
  • Centro Hispano- Media Workshops for J. Fabregas- $300
  • Community Adolescent Programs- Partners in Youth Employment- $5,000
  • Community Coordinated Child Care- Outreach to Hispanic Providers- $300
  • Kennedy Heights Community Center- Southeast Asian Women’s Group- $1,944
  • Nehemiah Community Development Corp.- ZAP Project- $2,500
  • YWCA of Madison- Child Care Fund- $2,000

1996

  • Atwood Community Center- Girls to Women Program- $5,000
  • Broadway Simpson Waunona- Teens in Control Program- $2,500
  • D.C. Advocates Battered Women- Rural & Older Women Violence- $5,000
  • Dane County Youth Connection- Grrrl Club- $3,800
  • Employment Options, Inc.- Revolving Loan Fund- $5,400
  • Over 50 Employment Services Inc.- Women in Search- $1,250
  • Rape Crisis Center-Chimera Self-Defense Classes- $1,650
  • The Respite Center- Purchase of Books and Videos- $450
  • WI Center for Academically Talented Youth- Women in Science- $5,000
  • WI Women Entrepreneurs-Southcentral- Girls’ Biz- $1,500

1997

  • The Business Forum- Education Scholarships 1997- $4,000
  • Bayview Community Center- Multicultural Service Network- $500
  • Community Coordinated Child Care- Business of Child Care Workshop- $1,400
  • Dane County Youth Connection- Grrrl Club- $3,000
  • East Madison Community Center- Women’s Leadership Development- $2,000
  • Friends of Nancy Denney Community- The Nancy Denney House- $5,000
  • Kennedy Heights Community Center- Women’s Group History Tours- $1,242
  • Madison Metropolitan School District- Lincoln School: Portrait of WI Mural- $1,000
  • Neighborhood House Community Center- Middle School Girls Group- $1,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc,-  Occupational Spanish Training- $2,000
  • Sigma Delta Epsilon- Expanding Your Horizons Workshop- $1,500
  • YWCA of Madison- Child Care Fund- $2,000

1998

  • The Business Forum- Education Scholarships- $2,000
  • Childbirth & Parent Education Association- Perinatal Education Program- $1,000
  • Community Action Coalition- Women in Construction Project- $2,500
  • Red Caboose Day Care Center- Parent Groups- $2,983
  • Simpson Street Free Press, Inc.- Series of Feature Articles- $1,500
  • YWCA of Madison- Child Care Funds for CNA Graduates- $2,000

1999

  • Lillith Project- Middle School Girls Technology Access- $50,000

2000

  • WI Center for Academically Talented Youth- young Women of Promise- $50,000

2001

  • Dane County Parent Council- Safe Homes for Families Project- $50,000

2002

  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research- Status of Women in Wisconsin Report- $2,500
  • Dane County Parent Council- Safe Homes for Families Project- $50,000

2003

  • Atwood Community Center- Girl Neighborhood Power- $10,000
  • Bayview Foundation- Southeast Asian Girls Project- $10,000
  • East Madison Community Center- Girls Development Group- $10,000

2004

  • Bayview Community Center- Project T.E.A.C.H.- $11,350
  • East Madison Community Center- Junior Girls Development Group- $12,650
  • WI Center for Academically Talented Youth- Children of Promise- Madison & Camp Program- $16,000
  • Wexford Ridge Neighborhood Center- Women Rise Up!- $10,000

2005

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)- $25,000
  • WI Initiatives in Sustainable Housing (W.I.S.H.)- Home For Life- $15,000
  • Porchlight, Inc.- Housing First- $8,000
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network- Second Chance Housing Project- $12,500
  • WI Academy for Graduate Service Dogs (WAGS)- $4,000
  • Jewish Social Services- Senior Women’s Independence- $2,000

2006

  • Atwood Community Center- Women CAAN- $11,500
  • Catholic Charities- CompanionCare- $5,000
  • Freedom, Inc.- Family Strengthening Project- $10,000
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network- Second Chance Apartment Project- $12,500
  • UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence- Mujeres Adelante- $12,000
  • West Madison Senior Coalition- Food Resource Pantry Program- $1,000
  • WI Initiatives in Sustainable Housing, Inc.- A Home For Life- $19,500

2007

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)- DAIS Drop-In Support Group & Direct Aid for Victims of Domestic abuse- $17,000
  • East Madison Community Center- Alternatives to Violence For Girls- $12,500
  • Freedom, Inc.- Family Strengthening Project- $15,000
  • Girl Scouts of Blackhawk Council, Inc.- Madison Speak Out Sister- $3,000
  • Goodman Atwood Community Center- Girl Neighborhood Power Big Sister, Little Sister Mentoring Project- $14,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.- Empowering Girls to Make Healthy Choices- $17,000
  • Simpson Street Free Press, Inc.- Developing Young Professional Women and Journalists of Color- $6,500
  • YWCA of Madison- Girl Neighborhood Power Girls, Inc. at the YWCA- $15,000

2008

  • Madison Children’s Museum- Take Two: Me & You- $5,000
  • YWCA of Madison- Girls, Inc. at the YWCA $20,000
  • African American Ethnic Academy, Inc.- Sisters Achieving Self-Sufficiency (SASS)- $20,000
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)- Drop-In Community Support Group and Direct Aid for Survivors of Domestic Abuse- $5,500
  • Goodman Community Center- TEEN: Teen Education & Employment Network for girls- $15,000
  • Girl Scouts of Blackhawk Council, Inc.- Power Up (bullying prevention/resolution program)- $25,000
  • East Madison Community Center- Alternatives to Violence for Girls- $9,500

2009

  • East Madison Community Center- Alternatives to Violence for Girls- $9,500
  • Canopy Center, Inc.- Power of Women Project- $23,500
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County- Nurturing a New Life Parent Education Project- $2,300
  • The Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse- Parents and Children Together- $21,500
  • Goodman Community Center- Moms Own Mentor: Project MOMs!- $15,000
  • Kennedy Heights Community Center- Economic Pathways- $8,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.- Dane County Parent Education Program- $10,000
  • The Rainbow Project, Inc.- Madres y hijas- $19,700

2010

  • Catholic Charities– Diocese of Madison, Inc.- Caring for Myself- $15,000
  • Children’s Service Society of WI (CSSW)- FAST Works– Mom to Mom Connections- $15,000
  • Independent Living, Inc. (ILI)- Creative Caregiving Solutions- $20,000
  • South Madison Coalition of the Elderly (SMCE)- Volunteers to Support Caregivers- $25,000
  • Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL)- Empowering Women Caregivers- $25,000

2011

  • Care Net/Elizabeth House- Social Worker/Case Manager- $15,600
  • Community Action Coalition- Right Track- $16,000
  • Center for Families- Young Moms- $24,000
  • Goodman Community Center- C3: Connection, Community & Compassion- $20,000
  • East Madison Community Center- SKILLS (Self-sufficiency, Knowledge, Independence, Life, Leadership and Setting Goals)- $11,800
  • Operation Fresh Start- Taking Charge of Our Future- $12,600

2013

  • Goodman Community Center- Cycle of Success- $14,100
  • Operation Fresh Start- College Ready- $11,600
  • Rape Crisis Center- Preventing Sexual Assault/Girls in Transition- $1,000
  • Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin- Street Outreach Program- $14,200
  • YWCA- Third Street- $9,100

2014

  • YWCA: Third Street Program –$15,000
  • Community of Hope United Church of Christ: Backyard Mosaic Project –$10,000
  • Centro Hispano of Dane County: ComVida Program –$6,600
  • Operation Fresh Start: Learning to Lead–$6,600
  • Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin: Transitional Living Program–$6,600
  • Goodman Community Center: Girls, Inc. of Greater Madison–$6,600
  • Lussier Community Education Center: Young Women Thriving–$6,600
  • Nehemiah Corporation: Lilada’s Livingroom–$2,000
  • Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health: Ask.Learn.Vote Campaign–$5,000

2015

  • YMCA: Construct-U and YWebCA $30,600
  • Goodman Center: Girls Inc, Career Savvy Program $25,000
  • DAIS: Career Workshop Support $12,420
  • 2015 Women’s Funding Network Conference $7,480

2016

  • Odyssey Project: Onward Odyssey- $20,000
  • Centro Hispano of Dane County: CAMINOS Career Pathways Bank Teller Training Program- $37,200
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS):Economic Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors, Career Workshops- $10,000
  • Doyenne Group Evergreen Fund- $10,000
  • The Road Home Family Employment Fund:The Road Home Dane County- $10,000
  • YWCA Madison: Women in YWeb Career Academy(YWebCA)-$23,473

2017

  • Doyenne Group - $10,000

    A Fund for Women continues to support the Doyenne Group Evergreen Fund, an innovative entrepreneurial resource designed to financially support the launch, growth, and sustainability of businesses owned by women and people of color.

    A Fund for Women’s $10,000 grant is pooled with resources from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation and the city of Madison to provide a mixture of grants, loans, equity investments, and program support for Madison area startups.

  • Latino Academy of Workforce Development - $15,000

    Latino Leadership Academy serves low-income or unemployed Latino adults. Its Latino Academy of Workforce Development (LAWD) is the only organization in Dane County to offer a GED course in Spanish and a Madison College transition program in Spanish. This is one of many ways that LAWD helps students advance their credentials by removing potential barriers.

    The $15,000 grant will assist the more than 60% of LAWD students who are women enrolled in its job training programs. These lead directly to stable, well-paying entry-level jobs in the construction and transportation fields. Our grant will not only help Latinas secure gainful employment, but will also benefit their families. On a bigger scale, this project will impact Dane County by reducing the reliance on social services, giving Latinas the skills to contribute to the job force, and reducing the achievement gap for Latino children.

  • YWCA Madison - $30,000

    Women in YWeb Career Academy (YWebCA) builds on the successful YWCA Madison education and job placement program for women and people of color, who are underrepresented in technology. Participants receive instruction in website development, job readiness, team building, and computer programming. Upon completion, graduates have opportunities to attend conferences, network with local tech professionals, and participate in job-shadowing and paid internships with local tech partners. YWebCA narrows the diversity gap in the tech industry by helping to provide qualified candidates to area employers.

    The $30,000 grant will help fund two student cohorts enrolled in the YWebCA, expected to comprise 40 to 50 students, half of whom will be women. The ultimate goal of this program is to increase access to tech jobs for women and people of color. YWebCA graduates have long-term earning potential and career growth opportunities as a result of this program.

  • Odyssey Project -$19,500

    Onward Odyssey expands the impact of the Odyssey Project, a life-changing initiative to empower adults near the poverty level to overcome adversity and pursue higher education. Onward Odyssey’s program of college-level courses and counseling offers a supportive learning community for the over 400 alumni of the Odyssey Project. It leverages the strong relationships that Odyssey Project alumni have with each other and with faculty and staff. Odyssey helps to light a spark within students; Onward Odyssey feeds this flame.

    The $19,500 grant will help fund a fourth year of Writing Composition to the Onward Oddyssey program, plus Special Education Paraprofessional courses and the second pilot year of the Food Systems and Food Justice course. It will help Onward Odyssey deliver wrap-around support including meals, childcare, transportation, textbooks, technology support, and assistance with emergency needs. It will support development of personalized academic and career roadmaps, and more proactive outreach to Odyssey alumni pursuing higher education.