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 Franklin County, Inc.: 2017 School Sites for Franklin County
- 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