Please note: the 2018 Matching Grants program is suspended.
The complete Status of Women in Florida by County Report released May 2018 will guide our strategic planning for future investments in women and girls in Southwest Florida.
Our other programs, such as Earn to Learn FL and Business Building Blocks for Women, continue and are available to the clients you serve who may be qualified and interested. We encourage all of our community partners to learn more about these programs and how they complement the work that our community partners are doing.

  • How to apply
  • Grant making fAQs
  • Past Recipients

Current Grant Making Priorities:

The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida is especially interested in collaborating to achieve change that empowers women and girls in the areas of Poverty and Opportunity. Drawing on key findings from Status of Women in Florida by County and the Aspen Institute’s Two-Generation Approach, the Women’s Foundation will focus its grantmaking efforts on:

  • Adopting a two-generation approach by partnering with and investing in Organizations and initiatives that address the needs of two generations, e.g, low-income single mothers, and their children, simultaneously
  • Increasing women’s income and assets by partnering with and investing in Organizations and initiatives that demonstrate measurable impact in economic change that empowers women on women’s economic status by increasing their income and assets.
  • Influencing Organizations and initiatives that influence legislative and/or workplace policy change that improves the lives of Southwest Florida’s women and families in economics, safety, health, and leadership.

You are elevating her…

Thanks to our Corporate, Media and Event Partners who make a difference in the lives of women and girls of Southwest Florida – Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades Counties.