Research has been the cornerstone of the Women’s Fund work since its beginning in 1990. More than a dozen studies have been published on topics including socioeconomic conditions of Omaha-area women, domestic violence, leadership and women at work. These findings provide guidance for Women’s Fund grants as well as action plans to improve the lives of Omaha-area women and girls. Research information is shared with the community in the hope it will help other agencies focus more on effective programming and advocacy for women and girls.
The Women's Fund is known for reliable, respected research that pinpoints and enlightens about issues impacting women's well-being. It is the foundation of our work and meets several important objectives:
- To provide a qualitative and quantitative overview of issues facing women and girls in the Greater Omaha area.
- To aid the Women's Fund Board in making decisions on grants.
- To guide the Women's Fund on the next phases of its work.
- To advise corporate leaders, civic policy makers and others charged with allocating resources available for philanthropy.
- To provide the community with current, reliable data to make a compelling case for support of programs targeting women and girls.