Invest in affordable housing opportunities for women that include a network of support and/or opportunities for long-term wealth building.
Why we exist
The Women’s Fund was founded in 2004 to focus on the needs of women and children in Central Texas. At the time, there was a lack of philanthropic support targeting the unique needs of women and no comprehensive data tracking their well-being. Since then, we’ve seen that the most pressing issues in our community are the racial wealth and health divide faced by women of color.
We know that investing in a woman has a proven ripple effect, benefiting not just her family but her greater community. Guided by this vision, we engage our whole community in closing the opportunity gap for women and children in Central Texas.
How it works
We’re a giving network for those passionate about improving life in Central Texas for women and their children.
Our work is driven by data and community voice. To that end, the Women’s Fund makes nonprofit grants in the following areas to support the economic security of women in Central Texas.
Since its founding, the Women’s Fund has granted nearly $2 million to more than 60 local nonprofits.
Expand access to safe, quality, culturally competent and affordable child care that is conveniently located for families with low incomes.
Provide access to an ecosystem of support—financial, emotional, and academic—for women pursuing educational dreams.
Increase access to consumable, unbiased pregnancy prevention resources and reduce health disparities faced by women of color.
“There is nothing more important than supporting community. The Women’s Fund is so amazing at identifying the needs in Austin and creating impactful changes for families.”
POOJA SETHI, WOMEN’S FUND INVESTOR
- Jane Louis, Chair
- Sara Boone Hartley, Immediate Past Chair
- Kimberly Storin, Chair-Elect
- Jennifer Long, Grants Chair
- Marcia Del Rios, Grants-Elect
- Brooke Freeland, Programs & Engagement Chair
- Jessica Sager, Programs & Engagement Elect
- Jessica Weaver, Board Liaison
- Sujata Ajmera
- Marjorie Clifton
- Sun Connor
- Beth Goff McMillan
- Patti Hixon
- Kerry Tate