The Women’s Fund is looking for non-profit organizations that are in need of assistance and can benefit from its grants. The Women’s Fund provides grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that help improve the lives of women in need.  Their goal is to help women in need become financially independent ….to have a “purse of their own”.  Grant applications are due by October 15, 2017.

Requests for funding must be submitted on a Women’s Fund Grant Application. For grant requests of $1000 or less, use the Short Form Application and for grant requests in excess of $1000, use the Long Form Application provided below. Scholarships from The Women’s Fund are awarded through the Community Scholarship Program (applications are available on the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester’s website).

Questions regarding The Women’s Fund grantmaking may be submitted using the CONTACT tab.


Grant Application – Short-2017

Grant Application – Long-2017

Grant Agreement – 2017

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