MISSION & VISION

CCFWG

Mission:

CCFWG leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive.

Vision:

Women and girls will have equality and security, making our communities stronger and more vibrant for everyone. CCFWG will be seen as a vital partner and leader, known for its boldness, connectivity, and creativity as it brings together and supports individuals and organizations around a shared commitment to the well-being and self-determination of women and girls.

History:

Chester County Fund for Women and Girls was created in 1996 to respond to the vital needs and issues affecting women, girls, and their families in Chester County. Through our grantmaking and educational programs, CCFWG strategically works to foster the economic freedom, well-being, and security of women and their families who live and work in the diverse communities throughout our county. In 2005 and again in 2010, CCFWG commissioned the Blueprint Report: a comprehensive compilation and original analysis of existing and newly collected data from more than 80 local, state, and national resources – focusing for the first time on women and girls. Report findings, new data, and site visits with grantees, drive our grantmaking decisions and education initiatives while underscoring the need to increase funding resources.Since our inception, we have awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to 69 organizations addressing critical needs. CCFWG embraces the challenge to grow our capacity and grantmaking capability so we may tackle deep and persisting needs within our county.