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

Rochester Area Neighborhood House is The Women’s Fund’s oldest nonprofit partner in assisting local women. It was the logical choice for the first grant because its focus closely mirrors the philosophy of The Women’s Fund – providing relatively modest amounts of money at critical times can literally change lives. Over the years, The Women’s Fund has awarded emergency Mini-grants for food, housing, transportation and education, assisted women in completing their education, funded emergency medical expenses and in 2014 funded an educational program called Empowering Women in Need with Job Seeking/ Job Keeping Skills. Rochester Area Neighborhood House has been the community’s emergency safety net for 50 years. We help families who might be struggling, we address their immediate needs first and then assist them towards sustainability. The Women’s Fund has enabled us to direct funds to local women in need and has been there for us.

Linda Riggs - Executive Director, Rochester Area Neighborhood House