Grant Priorities

Who We Wish to Serve

The Rochester Women's Giving Circle funds programs for women and/or girls who are not in crisis and have taken action to stabilize their lives and the lives of their children. These women and girls have made positive changes in their lives and are on the path to improving their ability to earn a living wage.

Using the pyramid as a guideline, grant proposals should aim at Levels 2 and 3 where women and girls make life improvements.

The Rochester Women's Giving Circle seeks to fund programs that demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Education and Job-Training
  • Money Management and Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills and Job-Readiness Skills
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Programs that Put Women to Work!