Fund for Women and Girls

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"Three years ago, I was a mom of four children - and we lost everything and became homeless. I was constantly trying to find my next dollar. Now, I am attending Monroe College, where I am getting my degree in Hospitality and Culinary Management. I never thought that at 40 years I would be getting degrees and becoming an entrepreneur. I can teach my children that they have a future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." 

– Neena Perez

For every woman supported, research shows that we impact the lives of four children.

Today’s girls and young women face serious challenges. Cyberbullying, dating violence and sexualized media messages can all too easily destroy a girl’s confidence, safety and self-worth and lead to self-destructive behaviors that derail her future. As girls grow to adulthood, women inherit additional obstacles. Most critically, the cost of living in Fairfield County far exceeds the median income for women. Many women are chronically juggling bills and carrying tremendous stress as they struggle to sustain their families.

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We can secure the future of our community by providing women & girls with the tools for success.

WHAT WE DO

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Fund programs to help women to meet their family's health and safety needs.

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Empower women and girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.

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Partner on programs that provide leadership skills to girls.

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Give women the tools to achieve financial security.

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Advocate to close the pay gap for women.

With your support, our programs are designed to create lasting change.

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Family Economic Security Program

Along with Housatonic Community College, we provide scholarships and tools to help students support their families and achieve their potential.

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Girls Leadership

We support Girls Leadership programs and events that promote leadership skills and provide tools to overcoming challenges.

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Prosperity Together

We partner with this national coalition of women’s foundations that has pledged to invest $100 million to create opportunity for low-income women and their families.

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Grantmaking

We award grants to organizations working to help women and girls thrive with holistic programs in safety, health, education, economic security and more.

We are empowering Fairfield County women and girls to reach their full potential. Together, we thrive.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

For more information and to learn about our investment options, contact Tricia Hyacinth at (203) 750-3223.

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