The Fund for Women and Girls works to improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and children through investment, education, and collaboration.

Founded in 1998, the Fund for Women and Girls is a diverse group of community members who together invest in nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and children in greater Mercer County. Fund members review applications, conduct site visits to applicants, and vote to award grants. Most awards are one-year grants of up to $25,000. Organizations may be invited to apply for multi-year grants at the discretion of the Grants Committee.

Important Dates for 2023

Friday, March 31 2023 Fund for Women and Girls Grant Application Opens
Wednesday, April 19 Virtual Grant Info Session (10:00am – 11:00am)
Monday, May 15 Requests due at 12:00pm
Friday, July 21 Decline notices to any non-semifinalists
September 6th – 20th Site Visits
Friday, October 6 Decline notices to any non-finalists
Thursday, November 2 Final Awards and declines announced
Thursday, November 9 Grantmaking Celebration Dinner

Our grantee partners since 2017:

  • $75,000 three-year grants

    Arm In Arm

    HomeWorks Trenton

    LALDEF – Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

    Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation

    The Children’s Home Society of NJ

  • $50,000 two-year grants

    CASA for Children of Mercer & Burlington

    KinderSmile Foundation

  • $25,000 one-year grants

    CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (2018, 2019)

    Freedom House ($15,000)

    Henry J Austin Health Center



    Mercer Street Friends

    Princeton Nursery School

    Puerto Rican Community Center Inc.

    RISE/A Community Service Partnership

    The Children’s Home Society of NJ

  • In addition, the Fund awarded 30 grants of $5,000 or less to 17 nonprofit organizations.
For more information or support, please contact:

Michael Nuno
Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Email Michael Nuno