The Montclair Fund for Women
- New Jersey
The Montclair Fund for Women (MFW) is a private charitable foundation located in Montclair, New Jersey. Our grant-making is rooted in the history of the former YWCA of Montclair-North Essex, which provided support, encouragement, educational opportunities, recreation and safe housing for many African-American women and girls from the early 20th century until 1953, and for all women and girls in the Montclair area for 50 subsequent years. When the YWCA closed in 2001 and sold its building, the Board used proceeds from the sale to establish the Montclair Fund for Women. Since 2004, MFW has awarded over $600,000 to nonprofits working to improve the lives of women and children of color.