Who We Are

The Women’s Fund was established in 2000 with the vision of helping women within our community. Starting with 100 women, our goal was to make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

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How You Can Help

Commit to something meaningful! Join us in making an investment in women of the Greater Rochester area. Let’s work together to make a difference in the lives of local women for today and years to come.

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Caring for Our Community

Women’s Fund grants assist women in dire need and work with local non-profits to empower women and their children to strengthen their lives through focused programs and academic scholarships.

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HAVEN has been a partner with The Women’s Fund from its earliest days. Starting in 2002, The Women’s Fund has awarded grants to improve HAVEN’s facilities, supported programs focusing on emergency transportation and housing, provided funding for the START Program (Safe Therapeutic Response Team), and the First Night Program. Most recently, The Women’s Fund awarded a multi-year grant for its Plant the Seeds of Hope Program assuring that future victims of domestic violence have a safe haven. The Women’s Fund has been such a terrific partner of HAVEN’s for many years. Through the grant programming we have been able to support so many women who now more than ever need the support of the entire community. In addition to funding, many members of The Women’s Fund have also given their support via volunteerism, helping to make connections with other organizations or individuals, sharing information of our services and more. The Women’s Fund is a vital partner to HAVEN and our work to eliminate domestic and sexual violence.

Beth Morrison - Executive Director, HAVEN