The Women’s Fund provides focused grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Oakland County that support women and academic scholarships that assist young women to achieve their educational goals. Women’s Fund grants are generally awarded once a year and applications must be submitted by October 1 to be considered.

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-2015

Grant Application – Long-2015

Grant Agreement – 2015

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