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The mission of the Women's Fund of the Athens County Foundation is to promote philanthropy among women, and to establish a permanent fund to provide support for programs and projects in Athens County which empower women to achieve their full potential.
Approximately one out of five women in Athens County are living at or below the poverty level. In addition, 30% of children in Athens County live below the poverty level. One factor contributing to the high child poverty rate may be the higher-than-average gender wage gap. Women in Athens County earn only 56% of the median income of men.
Our goal is to raise an endowment, making it possible to award significant grants annually to support programs in Athens County that promote intellectual, physical, emotional, social, economic, and cultural growth for women of all ages.