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We stand for social change through women and girls. We are a public foundation raising funds in support of strategic social change initiatives for women and girls. We opened our doors in 1986 and more than 25 years later, we are the oldest and largest public foundation in the state of Wisconsin dedicated to programs that support women and girls. Tax ID 20-3514894


We support women-led solutions that result in sustainable and long-lasting change for our community through two primary channels:

  • Grantmaking programs, which provide the financial backing for social change initiatives.
  • Capacity Building programs, which build the social change capacity of our community.

Our job is to:

  • Continue to fund programs that demonstrate they have the ability to affect one or more of the social change impact indicators
  • Look for opportunities to increase our capacity and influence around social change issues that are important to our donors and our community
  • Provide leadership training and technical assistance to our grantees to maximize their impact with our social change funding
  • Be the premier organization where women and girls can collectively pool their philanthropic resources and strengths to advocate for social change