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

The Women’s Fund awarded a grant to the Older Persons Commission in support of its Acts of Kindness Program which provides assistance for minor home repairs and chores that enable local seniors to continue living independently in their own home as long as possible. Thanks to the generosity of The Women’s Fund, 92 year old Anita received a wheelchair ramp. She was thrilled to be able to leave her house safely for doctor appointments and more. Thank you to The Women’s Fund for supporting the seniors in our community.

Laure Unkart - Department Head Senior Resources, Older Persons Commission