Donor Advisor Funding Opportunities: Women and Girls

2019 Women and Girls grant opportunities for donor advisors.

Projects to Benefit Women and Girls

The Community Fund for Women and Girls is the region's only grantmaker focused on women and girls. The Fund annually receives more funding requests than it has resources to give through its grantmaking process, which results in the denial of grants to many worthy projects and organizations. This presents an opportunity for donor advisors who are looking to make grants to organizations with current needs.

Below is a list of organizations that applied to The Community Fund for Women and Girls in 2019 and are still in need of funding. The organizations have been reviewed and deemed meritorious by the Women and Girls grants committee. Organizations on are hyperlinked to their profile pages.

Career Resources Inc.

Project: STRIVE Women's Re-entry Program provides job readiness training and placement assistance for women ex-offenders in New Haven. Career Resources staff has received trauma-informed and gender-responsive training from the Connecticut Women's Consortium. CRI would like to expand the internship component of the program to reach additional women impacted by incarceration.


Project: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Integration in TIR Apprenticeship Program supports participants in obtaining their Child Development Associate Credential. Funds will assist participants in completing four necessary college-level courses and in supporting a social work consultant who will advise the program.

Christian Community Action

Project: Independence Way, a 10-week educational course for 15 women provides the necessary tools, resources, and support to aid participants in achieving emotional and physical independence, leading to a rise in advocacy participation. The program will provide dinner, childcare, enrichment programs for children over the age of five, transportation to and from classes, all course materials, and a curriculum taught by trained, culturally competent facilitators and CCA staff.

John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency

Project: Building Pathways CT provides supportive services funding for females in Greater New Haven who wish to participate in the apprenticeship readiness program and achieve a career in construction/manufacturing. The funds will be used to support counseling, mileage, transportation costs, daycare supports, safety gear, clothing, and training stipends.

Pequeñas Ligas Hispanas

Project: Supporting girls' participation in the New Haven Volleyball Academy and attendance at Summer Volleyball camps at colleges and universities, including Yale University, Sacred Heart University, University of New Haven, Central Connecticut State University, University of Minnesota, Wesleyan University, University of Connecticut, and Columbia University.

Tinaliah "the One who perseveres"

Project: Threads & Needles sewing program. Funding will support sewing instructors and staff, and the purchase of grocery store gift cards, bus passes, daycare fees while helping the low-income students with our own wrap-around services.

Workplace, Inc.

Project: Dress for Success provides suiting services to New Haven County residents through the opening of a satellite suiting boutique and office at Gateway Community College's downtown campus. Funds will support a part-time staff person to oversee the second boutique and client-specific wrap-around services.