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.

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.


Welcome to the new online grant application system!

The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) makes it easy for you to apply for a  Women's Fund grant online. Please read the instructions below before beginning an application. All  grant applications are accepted through our online application only. 

How it works

A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Application, and then logs on and starts a new grant application.  Your application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it's easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application.  Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.  

NOTE: Users will be logged out of the system after 90 minutes of inactivity, so if you think you will be done working in the system for a while, click "SAVE" to be safe.  

We recommend that you carefully read the instructions and reference materials found on this page before registering and starting your first application.


Creating your online account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last-minute issues.  At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization's information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization's Executive Director/CEO

All applications are due by 5pm on the date of the deadline.  You will not be able to submit your application after that time.

Apply For A Women's Fund Grant

Deadline to apply for a grant is March 1, 2023.

If you would like to view the grant application before you begin, please click here.

You will be taken to a "View Only" version of the Apply page.  Click the "preview" button.  You can review the grant opportunity prior to creating an account in the system.  You do not have the ability to apply from this page.  Go to the log-on page by clicking the "Log On/Create and Account to Apply" button in the top right-hand corner of the screen where you can either sign in, if you have an account, or click the "Create New Account" to complete the registration process.


Click here to create and/or login to your account. 

NOTE:  Make sure you are applying for the correct grant opportunity since we have several awards. (Your email will be your login and you will create a password .  Google Chrome browser works best with this system.)

If you have any questions, please email Katie Braswell