The Women's Fund of Essex County
The Women’s Fund of Essex County is a community of women, families and businesses dedicated to creating social change for women and girls in need. Our vision is to empower all women and girls to meet their full potential.
We raise funds and make grants to targeted non-profit programs in Essex County that are changing the lives of women and girls in significant and sustainable ways. In addition, we work to raise awareness of the needs and issues impacting local women and girls.
We focus on Essex County because we believe that the most sustainable change begins locally.
We have never seen anything like your response.
We reached full capacity in nearly one week.
We wish that we could have accommodated everyone and will be in contact with those of you on the wait list.
We are tremendously grateful for everyone's interest.
Thank you for your continued support.
2014 POWER OF THE PURSE
The sun came out to dazzle the evening of May 1st for the our fabulous gathering of women from across Essex County.
Willowdale Estate generously donated the venue, scrumptious nibbles and libations served by their outstanding staff.
Peels of delight echoed across the tent as each lucky purse raffle winner was announced.
The purses were donated by local and national vendors.
Thank you to everyone who supported our most successful Power of the Purse!
2014 Grant Awards Announced
The Women’s Fund of Essex County is proud to announce that we are awarding $200,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit programs in Essex County that are helping to reshape the lives of women and girls.
The grants are awarded to programs which provide outreach and life-skills to women and girls in one of three fields of funding: economic self-sufficiency, leadership and empowerment, health and well-being.
As a best practice, most grant awards are up to three years to promote program sustainability and support agencies in attracting additional funding sources.
This was our first year accepting grant applications for all three fields of funding in the same year. In previous years we have rotated fields of funding to maximize our grant dollars. We thank the generosity of our donors!
Read about the grants