Erie Women's Fund

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The mission of The Erie Women's Fund ("EWF") is "Empowering Women and Families". EWF educates and inspires its members to positively impact the lives of Erie County women through philanthropy and community engagement.


In 2007, twelve altruistic women sought to combine their philanthropic efforts to make a difference in our community.  Today, EWF has over 120 like-minded members who have given over $480,000 to local non-profits that Empower Women and Families.


Collectively, we Empower Women and Families!  EWF provides financial grants, hosts enriching educational forums and engages members through informational meetings and social gatherings.


Throughout the Erie community.


All year long, we are involving members through in-person (large and small) events and online activities to fulfill our mission for philanthropy.  The amount of participation by members is an individual choice; there is no requirement of time.


For a purposeful giving and collective impact! 
To demonstrate our shared values.
To express the power in numbers.
To make a difference .


With women like YOU!  Won’t you join us? Click here  to learn more!

Please commit as you are able:

  • Platinum ($2,500 annually)
  • Gold ($1,000 annually)
  • Silver ($500 annually)
  • Bronze ($250 annually)
  • Group ($1,000 annual commitment, paid in full at one time, for up to 10 women)



2018 Mini Grant RFP Now Open

We are seeking proposals for projects that address the varied community gaps by work in and of the following areas:

  •  Transportation
  • Health
  • Work Force Training/Education
  • Housing
  • Child Care
  • Food
  • Healthcare

Multiple grants of up to $5,000.00 each will be awarded. EWF has committed up to $15,000.00 at this time.

For eligibility requirements and details on how to apply please see the EWF 2018 Mini Grant RFP document below. 


For more information or to join, call us at (814) 454-0843.