Women's Initiative

Our Vision

The Women's Initiative celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service. Our vision is to provide opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds to invest their time, talents, and treasures to:

  • Increase women's awareness of Middlesex United Way;
  • Promote and increase philanthropic giving to United Way;
  • Increase participation of women in volunteering;
  • Raise awareness of the resources that women bring to the community; and
  • Promote and recognize women's accomplishments.

Our Goals

We focus our time and talents strengthening three different areas affecting the lives of women and children in Middlesex County:

  • Early Childhood Development - parents and children have the resources they need for children's healthy development;
  • Empowering Young Women - young women have the resources and support they need to make healthy choices; and
  • Financial Stability - women of all ages have the education and resources to be independent and self-sufficient.

Our Fund Distribution

The Women's Initiative is pleased to make available small, one-time grants to eligible local organizations that support one or more of our focus areas (see our goals above). Applications are reviewed by the WI Leadership Council on an ongoing basis.

To apply for funding, please download and carefully review the following materials:

We Invite You to Join Us!

If you would like to learn more or be added to the contact list, contact Kati Hensel at Middlesex United Way.

Annual membership in the WI is just $25 and helps to support our work.

Download a Women's Initiative brochure.

Join Now!

Pay Dues ($25).


Contact Kati Hensel at Middlesex United Way or call (860) 346-8695.