Media Statement: Trump Administration’s Contraception Decision

Today, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s President and CEO Nichole E. Dunn released this statement in regards to the Trump administration’s decision to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious and moral objections: “Access to women’s healthcare is a priority at The Women’s Fund. We know from this year’s record …

Social Change Story: Girls with Great Futures

Women’s Fund Grant Partners move needle for positive social change & gender equality. To illuminate the grant-making in action and the work being done for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. The Boys and Girls Clubs’ Girls with Great Futures initiative is a program that works to specifically empower teen girls to think big and raise …

Media Statement: Target raises the bar on pay

Today, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s President and CEO Nichole E. Dunn released this statement in regards to Target’s decision to increase the company’s base pay rate to $15 per hour by 2020: “The Women’s Fund is committed to the economic empowerment of women, which is why we are lifting up Target’s message. Target has raised the bar by …

Social Change Story: The Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network

Women’s Fund Grant Partners move needle for positive social change & gender equality. To illuminate the grantmaking in action and the work being done for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. Innovation Ohio created The Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network (WPPN). A coalition unlike any other group in the state; pulling together over 20 key women’s …

Social Change Story: Policy Matters

Women’s Fund Grant Partners move the needle for positive social change & gender equality. To illuminate the grantmaking in action and the work being done for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. Policy Matters specifically builds economic self-sufficiency for Ohio women by providing a greater opportunity to advance their careers with easier access to affordable childcare. …

Social Change Story: full STEAM ahead

Women’s Fund Grant Partners move the needle for positive social change & gender equality. To illuminate the grantmaking in action and the work being done for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. Otterbein Women’s Leadership Network, known as “The NET”, is invested in the development of a network of women and girls who are working together …

Social Change Story: Planned Parenthood

Women’s Fund Grant Partners move needle for positive social change & gender equality. To illuminate the grantmaking in action and the work being done for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s Peer Education Program successfully recruits and trains teenage women to be peer educators. Participants receive training in an evidence-based prevention …

Media Statement: Councilmember Stinziano disrupts gender bias

This afternoon The Women’s Fund supported the efforts made by Councilmember Stinziano as he held a press conference announcing grants to allow small businesses and organizations to increase equal access to diaper changing stations for all parents and guardians in the City of Columbus. Click here to learn more. Media statement: Women are too often the only ones associated with …

New Directions announces change

This week, Women’s Fund Grant Partner New Directions Career Center announced upcoming changes with the community. Caroline Woliver, their Director of Outreach & Program Management, had influential remarks we wanted to share for their leadership and emphasis on gender norms: “Tonight is a night of celebration, of evolution, and of embracing change- something we regularly expect and see in the …

Social Change Story: New Directions

Grant Partners move needle for positive social change & gender equality. To illuminate the grantmaking in action and the work our Grant Partners are doing for women and girls, we are bringing their stories to you. New Directions Career Center’s Career SOS Program for Women provides holistic career counseling and career development services helping women address barriers to their employment goals. …