The Community Fund for Women & Girls
[Photo: 2013 Advisory Board] The Community Fund for Women & Girls is a component fund of The Community Foundation that promotes social and economic advancement for women and girls through strategic philanthropy, grants, advocacy and collaboration. Join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Save the Date!!! Monday, June 24th
Community Fund for Women & Girls Annual Meeting
Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street, New Haven
2013 Grant Awards to be announced at the event!
What we're doing with your support:
- Advancing Women & Girls: A grant to the Institute for Women's Policy Research enabled them to work with the City of New Haven to create a report on the Status of Women and Girls. The report creates a baseline of conditions from which action can be taken. View the entire report here.
- Making Progress in Health Equity for Women: The Fund's single largest and first-ever multi-year grant to inform conversation about gender and health equity was awarded in 2011 to Women's Health Research at Yale.
- Promoting Political Parity for Connecticut Women: Our partner the PCSW issued the first report on the status of women in high-level positions within Connecticut’s Executive Branch and continues to monitor gubernatorial appointments and re-appointments.
- Advancing Women's Economic Security: A study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis shows that All Our Kin’s Tool Kit Licensing Program has created $18.4 million in additional tax revenue for the state, increases the earning potential of women and provides high-quality, culturally-competent child care. The Fund has supported All Our Kin and its Toolkit project since inception.
- Advocating Positive Change: With a $10,000 grant from the Fund, Mother's for Justice created videos to influence the State legislature on how best to use TANF resources.
Watch the Fund's documentary about women's philanthropy...selected to receive a 2011 Telly Award from over 13,000 entries from ad agencies, production companies, tv stations and corporations worldwide