The Women’s Fund is committed to supporting groundbreaking solutions to complex problems facing women and children and to being a catalyst for enduring change.

The three initiatives for 2020 are:

  • Strengthening the economic well-being of women and their children in Topeka and Shawnee County through financial literacy.
  • Integrating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in out-of-school programs aimed to improve academic performance. Out-of-school programs include before school, after school, off-site and/or summer school learning programs.
  • Mental health programs/projects which serve children in Shawnee County.

The 2020 grant application process is closed. 2020 Grant Recipients will be announced April 29, 2020.

The Women’s Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Topeka Community Foundation. The goals of The Women’s Fund are to create a new pool of funds from women interested in becoming philanthropists through the power of collective grant-making and to prepare the next generation of philanthropists. If your organization would like to be contacted for future grant opportunities, please email Kathy Smith, Director of Community Investment at

Current Grantees

Our Mission

"To promote women's leadership in philanthropy, increase
charitable contributions and strengthen their value through
collective giving, and encourage a new generation of philanthropists."

The Women’s Fund, founded in 2006, is a donor-advised fund at the Topeka Community Foundation.

5431 SW 29th St.
Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66614