The Women's Fund 

Big Sister program

The Women’s Fund is a powerful force for women in the Hamilton area! The Fund not only raises money for women’s programs, but seeks to involve as many women as possible.

In 2018, the Women’s Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary.  In honor of this milestone, it was noted that our mission of promoting philanthropy among women and to establish a permanent, expanding endowment dedicated to the needs of women and girls in Butler County was realized.  We are proud to announce our new vision and mission statements that will take us into the future.

Vision Statement

The Women’s Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation is a leader in uniting efforts to bring about social change that improves and transforms the lives of women and girls in our community.

Mission Statement

The Women’s Fund promotes opportunities for philanthropy, collaboration, education, and advocacy ensuring social and economic self sufficiency for all women and girls in Butler County.

Grant Focus

To support our mission, the Women’s Fund is interested in several areas of need in our community. A high priority is to offer innovative programs that provide learning opportunities that build job readiness skills, life skill development including self-confidence building and leadership (soft skills being addressed is a critical need).

For 2019, we are especially interested in proposals that include mentoring components or exposure to role models and experiences that build awareness of options.  Programs that support career mentoring, small business mentoring, trauma care training, professional development needs and financial literacy.  We look favorably at proposals that demonstrate partnerships and collaborative efforts. Lower priority is given to equipment requests, requests to pay staff for existing services, and duplication of existing services.

Click here for a list of 2019 grants awarded

Apply For A Women's Fund Grant

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Braswell at