That $106,000 has since grown to nearly $3 million, including funds from its recent "For Women, Forever" campaign, which raised more than $2.013 million. To date, the Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded more than $650,000 in grants to programs that inspire, empower and educate women and girls throughout Akron and all of Summit County.
The group has also funded important studies on women and girls, including "The Economic Status of Women in Ohio," a briefing paper that uncovered great disparities based on race and ethnicity. These studies, along with the fund's biennial forum, help define the Women's Endowment Fund's grant-making priorities.
Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Women's Endowment Fund can find deadlines and other important information on our Issue-Specific Grants page.
Make a gift to the Women’s Endowment Fund. Or, read their most recent publications to see how they are making a difference in the lives of women and girls.