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.

The Fund for Women and Girls grant applications for 2024 are closed.

Read the grant guidelines

Friday, March 29, 2024 2024 Application opens
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Virtual Grant Information Session (10:00am – 11:00am)
Friday, May 17, 2024 Applications due by 12:00pm

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

    Housing Initiatives of Princeton

    KinderSmile Foundation


  • $25,000 one-year grants

    Freedom House ($15,000)

    Henry J. Austin Health Center



    Mercer Street Friends

    Princeton Nursery School

    Puerto Rican Community Center Inc.

  • 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