Grants + Scholarships
We are passionate about creating systemic change that positively affects women and their families. Because of the generosity of our donors, we have granted nearly $1 million to empower women and girls in our eight-county service area. Although we have identified ten areas that affect women's ability to be self-sufficient we focus our efforts on four key areas:
- Living wage
- Training and Education
Specifically, we focus on women and their families who ear between minimum wage and self-sufficient wage (about $20/hr). Grants will be considered for programs that serve this population and clearly address barriers that prevent them from achieving economic self-sufficiency. See the our list of past grants.
2018 Grant Cycle
The Women's Fund is passionate about creating systemic change to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women. Our grant cycle for 2018 is now open and will be accepting applications through May 1, 2018. This year we are using an online application system with Foundant Technologies. It's an easily accessible software grant management system that helps streamline the application process. Access the application at www.gcfdn.org/foundant and use code: WF2018.
Apply for Cincinnati Business & Professional Women's Scholarship
These scholarships were established by the Cincinnati Chapter of Business and Professional Women in 1999 to assist women aged 25 or older who are starting or returning to school for an associate or baccalaureate degree at an accredited regional school. The scholarship application window opens in the spring each year.
Visit our Scholarship Page for more info about this scholarship