We are the Women’s Fund and this is what we do – Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga
We are the Women’s Fund and this is what we do
The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga unites efforts to bring about social switch that improves life for women and women all across the region. Through advocacy and philanthropy, we catalyze movement toward a just society that is safe, nurturing, and utter of chance for women.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga is made up of advocates, volunteers, and philanthropists. Meet our officers and board members.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga is a collaborative effort, dealing in skill and in act. Everyone should know the problems women face every day, and everyone should understand that they are part of the solution. Suggest some of your time and resources to the Women’s Fund and make life better for women.
Here are some of the ways we work to improve the lives of women and women in Chattanooga.
Our advocacy efforts aim to bring lasting social switch by influencing legislation that affects women and damsels on the local, state and national level. We keep our constituents and playmates informed of government policies and legislation, so that together we can promptly react.
Together with our sister women's funds in Tennessee, we successfully advocated for the passage of twenty fresh bills over the last two years. Those bills gave Tennessee some of the most aggressive anti-sex trafficking laws in the country. Read more about our latest work.
Through our Nightingale Network, we make and manage grants to efforts and organizations serving women and women. Nightingale members invest what they can and then work together to choose projects and organizations to fund. Once a grant is made, we require recipients to report on their progress. We then provide management advice and assistance in their efforts. Learn more about contributing to the Nightingale Grantmaking Network, or applying for a grant.
Our work doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We convene organizations serving women and ladies to find fresh ways to collaborate and create innovative solutions together.
Our convening efforts are linked to our advocacy platform. Not only do we provide advocacy training to organizations impacting women and women, we also convene them to gather feedback and to engage the women most directly impacted by the policies we seek to influence.
Periodically we host events that help raise awareness, communicate our message, and raise funds. Visit our events page to see upcoming events. Below are some of the events we host on a regular basis.
In the fall of 2016, we will host our annual event that is centered around how women can use their voices to make lives better for themselves and their communities. A guest speaker will be featured at the luncheon. Stay tuned for more details!
Through our Nightingale Grantmaking Network efforts, we host events to connect women of all backgrounds so they can invest in a better future for women and damsels in Chattanooga. Each woman is given a vote, and at the end of the funding cycle all donations are pooled and given as a grant to the organization with the most votes.
The Women’s Fund Community Forum series probes issues affecting women and ladies and provides an chance to engage the community. Committed to helping broaden the thinking and possibilities about community solutions, we identify speakers and/or issues to bring to our community for education, debate and discussion.
About the WFGC
The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga unites advocates, donors, and activists striving for social switch that improves life for women and chicks all across the region. Through advocacy and philanthropy, we catalyze movement toward a just society that is safe, nurturing, and total of chance for women.
Uniting Voices & Resources for Women
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