the lives of women and girls
At The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, we center women’s lived experiences. We use the power of the collective to invest in women and girls through trust-based grantmaking, groundbreaking research, and intersectional advocacy.
Calling all grant readers!
Our 2023 Grant Reader application is officially open. Apply now to participate in our annual Community Grant Review Day.
Our 2023 grant application is open!
The Women's Fund invests in programs focused on social change for women and girls. Applications are due September 30.
Immediate impact grants for abortion access
One week after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, we launched a campaign and raised over $35,000 to invest in protecting abortion access.
women of color equity design institute
The Women's Fund recently announced an equity design institute that centers the lived experience of women of color and provides them with the skills and resources to influence change. The institute is spearheaded by Zora's House, The Women's Fund, and the Columbus College of Art and Design and made possible by the support of JPMorgan Chase.
Finding and funding innovation
The Women’s Fund supports organizations in Central Ohio that are on the cutting edge of social change for women and girls. We are comfortable taking risks to invest in innovative ideas that others won’t fund yet. Women are the experts of their own lived experience. That’s why we’re working to get them the funding they deserve.
Using data to drive change
Women and girls face barriers at every phase of their life that prevent them from building wealth and becoming leaders. We back up their lived experience through groundbreaking research that proves what women already know to be true. And we help others—from community members to public officials—understand what women need to thrive.
Building an intersectional movement
We know that gender powerfully impacts daily life, but not every woman’s experience is the same. That’s why we use an intersectional lens in all that we do. From our educational tools to our policy-focused grant partners, we are creating a movement that reflects our community and elevates all voices.