Join us as we announce our 2018 grants 
and see how you are  making an  impact in the 
lives of local women and girls!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm*
Pullman's Waterfront Banquets
619 S. Olde Oneida Street, Appleton

*Brief program at 5:15 pm
Grant Spotlight: Harbor House Program Gives Women a "Step-Up" 
submitted by Alison Fiebig

Grant Award - $10,000
Harbor House/Economic Security for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

The Economic Security for Survivors of Domestic Abuse grant supported a program at Harbor House called "Step Up" which provides survivors of domestic abuse access to education, training and support services they need to move toward economic self-determination, increased wages and jobs with advancement potential. 

Financial abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to control their partners and make them feel alone; it meets the definition of domestic violence. It can include abusers controlling how money is spent; withholding money or "giving an allowance"; withholding basic living resources, medication or food; or not allowing a partner to work or earn money. The consequences of this abuse can be devastating and different for every survivor. 

Financial abuse can happen to anyone. It's not based on income, education or level of independence. Harbor House's "Step Up" program gives women the tools they need to move forward in the quest for a job and economic betterment with confidence. The program sets the foundation for financial security so they can take care of themselves and their family.
"In thinking about what our younger women might need to start removing emotional barriers in their life around career, family, self-care, and budgeting, I wanted to build a special Economic Advocacy mentorship program that provides direct networking and feedback from professional women who also happen to be domestic violence survivors. 

In the Survivor-2-Survivor Mentorship Program, 4 women, ages 18-29 meet with 4 professional women at Harbor House for 4 weeks. The open conversation and compassionate group setting allows our women to express their fears and vulnerabilities and receive encouraging guidance and next steps - which allows our women to know that success is created and very possible on many levels." 
~ Ann Munro
Economic Advocate/Harbor House
Status of Women in Northeast
 Wisconsin Report

The 2017 Report on the Status of Women in  Northeast Wisconsin is a collaboration between the Women's Funds in Fond du Lac, the Fox Valley,  Green Bay and Oshkosh that gives a current and comprehensive picture of the most pressing issues for women and girls in Northeast Wisconsin. We will be featuring highlights from the report throughout the year.

Violence Against Women - Key Findings
  • Regionally, both the number of reported domestic abuse incidents and certain sexual assault crimes reported to law enforcement have decreased.
  • There were no domestic violence-related homicides in Northeast WI in 2015; however, almost half of domestic violence homicides in the region since 2000 occurred in Brown County.
Although the reported number of sexual assaults, domestic abuse incidents  and domestic violence related homicides have shown improvement, it is important to note that the majority of these crimes go unreported and there is still much work to be done.

Do Something Day
June 12, 2018 | Grades 8-10 | $75

Do you want help encouraging your child to develop the interests and skills she or he needs to become someone who gives their time, talents and treasures to make the world a better place?

Would you like to provide tools for your child to put their specific idea of giving into action as an active philanthropist?

Do Something Day is the perfect start to learning about philanthropy, our community, and volunteer opportunities in our area.Participants will visit local nonprofits for hands-on activities, receive a $50 charity gift card, and more! Visit our website for registration information and details!

New Organizational Tool

If you haven't yet checked out 
, now is  the time. Getting organized is the first step in preparing for your financial future and this worksheet will help you and your loved ones track important documents, policies  and  people. 

Start by taking a look at the important people section of the document. Jot down names/contact info for people and places like your:
  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • Financial Adviser
  • Funeral Home
  • Insurance Agent
  • Power of Attorney
This may seem like basic information, but if something should happen to you or a loved one, having all this information in one place will make things easier on everyone when it is needed.
If you would like to leave a legacy to benefit the women and girls in Northeast Wisconsin, we can help! Cont act  Becky Boulanger  a t ( 920)701-7617 to discuss the ways you can make an impact for generations to come.

Deadline Approaching for Women's Entrepreneurship 
Grant Program

To help support female small business owners in the Appleton-area, Mid-Day Women's Alliance, in collaboration with CAP Services, has created the Fox Cities Women's Entrepreneurship Grant Program (FCWEGP).

This program, through a competitive application process, will provide one local female business owner with a $1,500 grant and over $2,000 in business coaching services and networking opportunities. The application deadline is April 26, 2018 and can be found along with more information at the link below. 

Grant funding for this program is made possible through the Mid-Day Women's Alliance Fund within the Women's Fund.

Money Smart Week Fox Cities
April 21-28, 2018

The Women's Fund is proud to partner with Money Smart Week Fox Cities to promote financial wellness in the Fox Cities.

Check out the many exciting programs and events that will be held throughout the week by visiting the  website or follow along on  Facebook for more details.