The mission of the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region –– to promote the advancement of women and girls in our community –– reflects our vision of a community of equality where power and opportunity are not limited by gender.Our core values are based on a belief that in order to create a just and sustainable society, women and girls must have opportunities, unlimited by gender, to develop and use their individual talent, abilities and skills, along with the freedom to make their own decisions based on their personal values and beliefs. The Women’s Fund enhances the lives of women and girls by funding programs and projects, supporting initiatives, and providing education to ensure opportunity for all.Building on the collective power of philanthropy and community collaborations, the Women’s Fund focuses on the following priority areas to address the most pressing issues facing women and girls in order to fulfill our mission and vision.•Safety, health and well-being: We strive to ensure that basic needs for food, shelter, safety and access to quality and affordable health care are within reach so that all women and girls in our area have the foundation from which to build upon.•Education: The Women’s Fund recognizes that education is a pathway to future growth and success. The Women's Fund provides young women the opportunity to continue their education through scholarships and a tuition assistance program.•Economic security: The Women’s Fund helps provide opportunities for women and girls to have the knowledge, opportunity and self-determination to be economically secure. When women are financially secure, they have more and better options for themselves and their families.•Leadership opportunities: We provide females of all ages the opportunity to develop leadership skills to utilize their talents and experience. We guide them to be volunteers and mentors, and to recognize, develop and apply their leadership skills personally and professionally to have a greater voice in shaping the future..
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