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What We Do

Changing the lives of women and girls in Herkimer and Oneida Counties

Our Mission in Action

Welcome to the heart of our mission at The Women’s Fund, where our actions speak louder than words. Explore the essence of what we do here by taking a look at the various programs and how they help women right here in Herkimer and Oneida Counties in a real, practical way.  Rooted in the belief that every woman and girl deserves the opportunity to thrive, we dedicate ourselves to creating a movement that not only addresses immediate needs but fosters long-term empowerment and change.

Isla's Fund
Funds Awarded: $18,000
Isla’s Fund

Emergency funding to women students to enable them to continue their education – because education is a powerful tool in helping women escape the confines of poverty. 

FOUNDED

2018

FUNDS AWARDED

$18,000

DISBURSEMENT

Year-round
Funds Awarded: $205,000
Annie's Fund

Life-changing grants to women in crisis situations to help them overcome obstacles and transform their lives.  

FOUNDED

2004

FUNDS AWARDED

$205,000

DISBURSEMENT

Year-round
Funds Awarded: $445,000
Non-Profit Grants

The Women’s Fund supports vulnerable women and girls through grants to not-for-profit agencies for critical programs that provide opportunities for successful lives.  

FOUNDED

1997

FUNDS AWARDED

$445,000

DISBURSEMENT

January
Digital marketing, creative business women planning, collaboration and marketing ideas brainstormin
Funds Awarded: $45,000
Women Investing In Women

Established in honor of our 25th Anniversary, Women Investing in Women offers grants to help take women-owned businesses to the next level. 

FOUNDED

2022

FUNDS AWARDED

$45,000

DISBURSEMENT

November
Empowering Women and Girls in ny
Ongoing Programs and Initiatives
Status Of Women

The Status of Women committee continues to evolve and seeks to address the most pressing issues for women and girls in our area. This committee is deeply invested in the empowerment of women and to the mission of The Women’s Fund.

IMPACT

Identifiying and addressing needs in the community
Empowering Women and Girls in ny
Funds Awarded: $2500
Ann P. Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ann P. Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of our founder, Ann P. Allen, in recognition of her career as a guidance counselor in the Utica City School District.  This fund provides scholarships to graduating young women at T.R. Proctor High School in Utica, NY who will be continuing their education.

FOUNDED

2023

FUNDS AWARDED

$2,500

DISBURSEMENT

June
GET INVOLVED

Support women in need

The Women’s Fund is a volunteer driven agency sustained solely by donor contributions and led by women who are committed to creating a movement to change the lives of women and girls in our area.