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A Community Passionate about Gender Equity

We are a group of women and allies, who are designing a community where all women can participate, prosper and reach their full potential. 

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Raise Your Hand

Appointed., a non-partisan initiative, identifies opportunities for women to serve on civic boards and commissions. We provide support and training opportunities and are a resource available to connect elected officials to interested board candidates. 

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Improve Workplaces

Forty-four percent of all U.S. employees are considered low-wage, and over half are women.  The Employer Toolkit can help employers address their biggest pain points: attraction, retention and engagement with concrete, actionable recommendations.

Review our 60+ policy recommendations

2021-2022 Grant Recipients

Grant Application Process

Only 1.6% of charitable giving is directed towards organizations that focus on women and girls, despite an overwhelming need. The Women’s Fund has invested over a million dollars to non-profits that support the needs of women in our eight-county service area: Boone, Butler, Campbell, Clermont, Dearborn, Hamilton, Kenton and Warren Counties.

In 2024 and 2025, the Women's Fund will be granting up to $100,000 to invest in organizations and support transformation to benefit gender and racial equity in our region. We support organizations in their efforts to improve their operations, build their capacity, or invest in initiatives that could change the landscape for women's self-sufficiency in our region.

The application for our 2024-2025 grant cycle is now open at www.gcfdn.org/Foundant. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 4, 2024.

The RFP guidelines and application details can be downloaded here.

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If you have questions about grant eligibility or your application, please contact:

Melissa Rounds



Volunteer Opportunities

The Women’s Fund offers various volunteer opportunities, through four committees directly impacting our work.

The Advocacy Committee researches policies, educates legislators and raises grassroots awareness for our work, as well as supports the Appointed program.

The Community Engagement and Development (CE&D) Committee increases awareness and engagement as well as financial support of the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Support from the CE&D committee includes providing advocacy support, expanding the capacity and reach of the Women's Fund team, and bridging connections between the Women's Fund and potential supporters.

The Research Committee executes various research projects by scanning the national landscape for trends and studies that inform our work.

Indicate your interest by sending an email to WomensFund@gcfdn.org.