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 200 like-minded members who have given more than $700,000 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:
Are you already a member of The Erie Women's Fund and would like to be more involved? Click here for information on the Erie Women's Fund Membership Committees.
Click here for some frequently asked questions about the Erie Women's Fund.
You can find a copy of our bylaws here.
The Education Committee is responsible for hosting engaging, enriching and timely events for all of EWF membership. This year, we've had to pivot to host virtual education sessions, as the health and safety of our members is important to us. In order to provide timely and relevant education topics, we created the Three-Part Series on Systemic Racism to inform our membership of the local impact of this important issue. Through the three-part series, our members are able to hear from local psychologists, historians, educators and leadership of how it affects our community.View Session 1 View Session 2 View Session 3