For 20 years, the Fund for Women has been making a
difference in the lives of women and girls in Delaware.
As a Founder, you can make a greater impact through the power of their collective giving.
Enjoy from the social and networking
opportunities of being part of this dynamic group;
building professional connections, strengthening community
ties and helping them become philanthropic leaders.
See our list of Founders and join us today!
To become a Founder, you may make a one-time
pledge or make contributions over a five-year period.
Please see our brochure and pledge form.
||Give toward your pledge or give anew!
In this season of giving, we invite you to continue -- or begin! -- your support of the Fund for Women.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to helping women and girls in Delaware.
||Apply for our grants!
Nonprofit organizations serving Delaware women and girls are invited to apply for the 2014 Fund for Women grants. The Fund for Women focuses its grant making on programs relating to health, wellness and life skills that lead to future economic self-sufficiency for girls and women in Delaware.
Awards are announced in May. In 2013, 12 nonprofit organizations received a total of $128,904.
|| Nominate Candidates for First Founders' Award!
Since 2007, the Fund for Women annually presents the First Founders’ Award to a Founder who:
- Has a record of exceptional generosity
- Demonstrates civic or charitable responsibility, and
- Whose leadership has encouraged others in serving our community in Delaware.
Please nominate a Founder you feel has made a difference in our state and deserves to be spotlighted for her accomplishments and contributions. The recipient will be honored at our October breakfast. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. Nominations received after August 1 will be considered for next year's award.
Please complete the nomination form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Fund for Women
Created in 1993, the Fund for Women at the Delaware
Community Foundation is a permanent endowment and
additional source of funding for programs that address the
unmet needs of women and girls in Delaware. The original
goal of the Fund was to obtain 1,000 Founders, each
contributing $1,000 to create a $1 million lasting
More than 1,000 men and women have become Founders, and due
to their generosity and fundraising success, the endowment
now exceeds $2.8 million. The Fund for Women includes the Fund for Women Leadership
Fund, as well as the Mary E. Copper Memorial Fund, Lynn
Estes Friess Fund, Sally J. Knox Memorial Fund, Clara
Miller Trust Fund, Betsy Rawls Fund, and the Marjory Stone
Fund for Women Grants
The Fund tor Women focuses its grant making on programs
relating to the education of girls and women in health,
wellness and life skills that lead to future economic
self-sufficiency. Grant awards have supported:
Grant applications are available
in November and due in January each year. Awards are announced in May. In May 2013, 12 nonprofit organizations received a total of $128,904 in
For questions or to make gifts to the Fund, please call
302.230.7000 or email TheFundForWomen@yahoo.com.
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