Since 2002, we’ve been investing in programs that promise real social change in our community– enhancing Economic Self-Sufficiency for women, Leadership for Women, and Lifeskills for Girls.

To date, we’ve invested over $2.7 million in 195 root-cause programs that create long-term solutions.
This year, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is investing $245,000 in Grant Partners who will continue to move the needle for positive social change and gender equality.

This is 15% more grant dollars funded than last year as we celebrate our fifteenth year of making grants. With this announcement, we also celebrate our participation in Prosperity Together, a collective effort of U.S. women’s foundations who pledged $100 million to women’s economic security over five years.
Our 2017 Grants represent our local contribution to the collective effort, which this past year exceeded the initial goal by 46% -- $29 million dollars.

Join us in celebrating our 2017 Grant Partners:
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus: Girls with Great Futures
  • The Buckeye Ranch: Somali Teen Empowerment Project (STEP)
  • CHAMPS: College and High School Aspiring Mothers’ Partnership for Success
  • Columbus Early Learning Centers: Single, Working, and Nurturing Mothers (SWAN) Program
  • Girls on the Run of Central Ohio: 2017 School Sites 
  • HelpLine of Delaware & Morrow Counties, Inc. & Youth to Youth International: Thank Goodness I'm Female: Path to Sustainability
  • Innovation Ohio Education Fund: The Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network (WPPN)
  • John Glenn College of Public Affairs: NEW Leadership Ohio & Ready to Run
  • League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund: Women's Voices: Preparing the Next Gen of Women Leaders
  • New Directions Career Center: New Directions and Career SOS Program for Women
  • Otterbein University: The Women's Leadership Network
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio: Peer Education Program
  • Policy Matters Ohio: Improving Ohio's Childcare Assistance
  • TECH CORPS Ohio: Techie Camp: Girl Power
  • US Together, Inc.: Empowering Economic Self-Sufficiency in Refugee Women