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Since 1994, 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!


Become A Founder!

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.

What's New with the Fund for Women?


> Enjoy our Spring Newsletter!

A lot of exciting things are going on that will make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Delaware!

We hope you'll enjoy reading about:


> Join us for Fashion, Fun & Philanthropy

The Fund for Women will hold its Fourth Annual Fashion, Fun & Philanthropy Fashion Show on Sunday, April 13, 2-5 p.m., at the Independence Clubhouse in Millsboro.

Get your tickets now or, if you can't join us, consider making a gift to support grants assisting women and girls in Delaware.



> DCCA's 4th Spring Silent Art Auction:
Art grom My Collection to Yours

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Fund for Women are teaming up for the DCCA's annual silent auction, featuring fantastic artworks from generous donors' collections.

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6-9 pm
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington

Get your tickets today!

> Now Seeking Nominations for the 2014 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

> 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.

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 endowment.

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 Memorial Fund.

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:


  Housing Job training
  Abuse counseling Financial literacy
  Legal assistance Arts enrichment
  Medical care Science education

Sports programs

  Prenatal care  

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 grants.


For questions or to make gifts to the Fund, please call 302.230.7000 or email


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