The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region and ignites a shared desire to improve it.
We are passionate about creating systemic change that positively affects women and their families. We do this through leadership, groundbreaking research, and investing in projects that improve self-sufficiency.
Always at the table, The Women’s Fund provides a strong voice for women in our community. We bring together community members and decision makers from government, non-profits and the business community so we can solve big community problems faster.
Starting with the original PULSE Study in 2005
, The Women’s Fund has issued seven studies on the status of women and girls in our community. This research helps us clarify the challenges, educate our leaders and gives us a road map of what issues to tackle first.
We’ve also granted nearly $1 million
to empower women and girls in our eight-county service area.
Although there are about ten areas that affect a woman’s ability to be self-sufficient we focus our efforts on child care, employment, training and education, and moving women into living wage careers. Specifically we focus on women and their families who earn between minimum wage and a self-sufficient wage (roughly $20 an hour.)