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Once upon a time, a group of area women had a dream of helping other women in need. To make the dream come true, several women established the Fairy Godmothers’ Funds in 2006 at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. There are three funds — an endowed fund, an expendable grants fund and an operating fund.

Grants are made to meet the immediate and critical needs of local women that are not being met by traditional funding sources. In 2016, $59,884 was awarded to 132 women, in the hope that recipients might have a better chance at living happily ever after.

Our Mission

The Fairy Godmothers’ Funds (FGF) are Field of Interest Funds that are component funds of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF). There are three funds – the Fairy Godmothers’ Endowed Fund, the Fairy Godmothers Grants Fund, and the Fairy Godmothers Operating Fund. The funds provide flexible monies to improve the health and well being of women with limited resources who have immediate needs not met by traditional funding resources within the community.

Fairy Godmothers featured in
Summer 2013 Manhattan Magazine

Click on the cover to read the full article.