The Women's Fund


The Women's Fund, an Affiliate Fund of the Wayne County Community Foundation, was established in 2013 to address issues affecting the lives of women in Wayne County, Ohio.

What is The Women’s Fund?
The Women's Fund is a partnership of donors, grantees, and volunteers working to enhance the quality of life for women of all ages in Wayne County, Ohio. Through grantmaking and fund development, the Women's Fund aims to help women reach their full potential. By investing in various programs, the Fund will be a resource for organizations and community agencies that support women and increase their contributions to the community.

Why do we need a fund that is for women only?
Despite dramatic advancements by women in recent decades, women are still far more likely than men to be homeless, live in poverty, be unemployed or under-employed, face violence, or suffer from inadequate housing and healthcare. More women than men are single parents responsible for the care and protection of their children.

What, specifically, does The Women’s Fund support?
Key issues the Women’s Fund addresses include education, economic empowerment, and quality of life for women and children. The Fund is an additional resource for organizations and community agencies that support women. Specific uses of the Fund are determined by members of The Women’s Fund Advisory Committee. They invite and review proposals, work with other service agencies, and recommend grants to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for final approval.

How can I make a difference in the lives of women in Wayne County?
Individuals and businesses can donate to The Women's Fund through the Wayne County Community Foundation. For more information about the Women's Fund call 330-262-3877.

As a non-profit organization, how do I apply for a grant from The Women’s Fund?
Applications are submitted online. Please visit the grants section of our website for full details regarding requirements and application process. 

Wayne County
Community Foundation

517 North Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phone: (330) 262-3877
Fax: (330) 262-8057
Email: [email protected]

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