This is a ten-year commitment Women's Fund has made to help emerging adult women (ages 18-24) move from economic instability to economic stability. We will find viable solutions to help these vulnerable young women become strong independent women who are not dependent on the goodwill of other for their success.


This is an opportunity for selected entrepreneurs to spend 1-2 years incubating solutions for the NEXT population. Once the solutions are ready to launch, Women's Fund will fund the solution to the end of ten years.


Statements of Intent due - December 2014 - DEADLINE PASSED
Applicants notified - January 2015
Full applications due - Spring 2015
Interviews held - Summer 2015
Final Entrepreneurs selected - Fall 2015
NEXT projects begin - 2016

Since announcing the launch of NEXT. Women's Fund has received much media attention. Below are some recent pieces by various news outlets:

Indy Star - Matt Tully 3.25.14
WISHTV - Community Conversations 6.16.14
FOX59 - Community Conversations 6.16.14
WISHTV - Help for Single Moms 6.11.14
WTLC - Your Life Matters Interview 6.23.14
Indy Star - Matt Tully 7.17.14
Inside Indiana Business - 7.25.14
Indy Star - MattTully 8.28.14
WFYI - No Limits 9.09.14






Women’s Fund is proud to share opportunities with other great organizations seeking innovative social service leaders.

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