IMPROVING THE ODDS ... ONE GRANT AT A TIME
Research shows women and girls still face challenges in reaching their full potential. Barriers continue to divert women from securing better futures for themselves and their children. For too many, the frustrations of just attaining basic needs as they relate to women’s health, housing, nutrition, education, transportation and safety are overwhelming. The startling statistics include:
- Approximately 4,600 children in Waukesha County meet poverty guidelines. Many leave school on Fridays not knowing when they will have their next meal.
- In the first six months of 2016, there was a 70 percent increase in the number of domestic violence–related homicides in Wisconsin compared to the previous high.
- In Wisconsin, women earn 79 cents on every dollar that men earn. In Waukesha, female-headed households are three times more likely to live in poverty.
The Women and Girls Fund is dedicated to changing these statistics through meaningful grant allocations, turning statistical odds into positive gains for women.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, in 2017, the Women and Girls Fund awarded grants totaling nearly $85,000 to Waukesha County agencies with innovative programs that are making a difference. Together we are creating positive change.
Please help us expand the power of possibilities for Waueksha County women and girls with a gift to the Women and Girls Fund. Today more than ever, your generous contribution can help us improve the odds, one grant at a time.
WAYS TO GIVE
If making an annual cash contribution in one lump sum isn’t aligned with your giving objectives, consider pledging your support and setting up a monthly or quarterly automatic payment. You can easily indicate an automatic withdrawal through our online form or by contacting our office.
Increase your impact. Your employer may match your generous gift to the Women and Girls Fund. Consider checking with your HR or benefits manager to see if your organization has a matching gift program. Often times, the forms are easy to fill out and parameters are flexible. What a great way to increase your commitment without increasing the cost to you!
On a continual basis, we seek sponsors for our signature Women of Distinction Luncheon in May, although we will gratefully accept hosts or sponsors for occasional friendraisers as well. If you have interest in sponsoring one of our upcoming special events or introducing a group of friends to our organization, please contact our office to discuss.
Sustaining a healthy future is critical, and we welcome the opportunity to assist you with your long-term charitable goals. A planned gift takes into account your personal tax, financial and estate circumstances and goals. Contact us to learn about unique ways to make a gift to the Women and Girls Fund, while also maximizing benefits to you as the charitable investor.
You can make a gift to honor or memorialize someone close to you. Consider how someone may feel if you make a gift as a tribute to a loved one, or to recognize a birthday, anniversary, holiday or other significant occasion. Please indicate on the form who you would like your donation in honor or memory of when donating either online or through regular post.
OUR UNITED WAY RELATIONSHIP
We are a proud recipient of United Way funding. Donors who gift through United Way can direct their funding to the Women and Girls Fund.