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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Imagine looking for a job or returning to the workforce without appropriate clothes. If clothes make the man, then they are equally important to women and that is where Career Dress begins. The Women’s Fund has supported The Career Dress Boutique since 2004 with grants to Pump it Up, BRA-Vo, Essentials and most recently Your New Job Starts Here. Whether its shoes and purses, under garments or outerwear The Women’s Fund is committed to helping women prepare for their future. The volunteers at Career Dress would like to acknowledge and thank The Women’s Fund for its generous grant. The monies received went towards the purchase of brand new “plus sized” clothing for our guests who are embarking on interviews or beginning employment. Career Dress is committed to promoting the economic independence of low income women residing in Oakland County. With your support, our volunteers have assisted over 3,800 women change their lives with a change of clothing.

Karen Lockman - Director, Lighthouse of Oakland County, Career Dress Program