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Julie Keller, Executive Director, Women's Fund

Women’s Fund grant focus areas create impact

On May 7, 2024, the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region hosted “Spotlight,” an event that celebrated the organization’s impact and awarded seven Impact grants to local nonprofits serving women and girls in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca, Shawano, and northern Winnebago counties, focusing on enhancing economic opportunities to help them reach their full potential. Grants […]

Alarming rise in mental health issues among teen girls sparks urgent community response

Teen girls experience record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk amid “significant” and “heartbreaking” declines in youth health and well-being overall, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most teen girls (57%) felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021, double the rate for teen boys (29%). Nearly 1 in 3 […]

A powerful gift of eCPR training from generous girls

Lynn McLaughlin, founder of DandAlliance, LLC, has been through multiple grant interviews, but she says one with Girl-Powered Giving program participants was the one of the most in-depth. “The girls were all engaged and asking questions,” McLaughlin says. “It was wonderful to see what we were doing resonated with them.” Offered through the Women’s Fund […]