Creating a community of philanthropists working together to improve the lives of women and girls in central New Jersey.
Thriving Women, Thriving Communities
Our vision: A community where women and girls reach their full potential
Our mission: To improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and girls in Mercer County through community investment, education and collaboration
Founded in 1998, the Fund for Women and Girls is a group of members dedicated to improving the lives of economically vulnerable girls and women in greater Mercer County. Over the past 20 years, the FWG has raised over $1 million and made over $800,000 in grants to programs supporting women and girls in our community. In 2017, the Fund for Women and Girls invested over $100,000 in organizations that allow women and girls the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Research and Reports
Benefits and Opportunities from Membership
Members who make gifts of $1,000 or more annually are Voting Members; they vote to choose grant recipients and have the opportunity to visit prospective and current grantee organizations with Community Foundation staff.
- Voting members may join the Grants Committee, which evaluates grant applications and determines the finalist organizations who present at the annual Grantmaking Dinner.
Voting Members and all other annual donors receive the following:
- An invitation to the annual Grantmaking Dinner with fellow members and nonprofit representatives to hear presentations from finalist grantee organizations (Voting Members will choose our grantee partners at this event).
- Invitations to members-only educational gatherings throughout the year to learn about issues affecting women and girls as well as best practices in philanthropy.
- Newsletters with updates on the work of our Fund and our grantees.
To join or to learn more about The Fund for Women and Girls, please
To donate by check, please make your check payable to the Princeton Area Community Foundation with “The Fund for Women and Girls” in the memo line, and mail it to the Princeton Area Community Foundation 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
We greatly appreciate your support!
For more information or support, please contact:
Vice President, Philanthropy Programs
Email Diana Leighton