Our 2022 Women & Girls Grantees

At WA Women’s Foundation, one of our cherished values is to elevate and amplify the power of all who identify as women. Supported by the WFA Fund for Women, we offer the Women & Girls Grant to organizations focused on women and girls within the year’s chosen priorities.  

Our working definition of gender identity is a person’s internal, deeply held sense of their gender. As such, we define women and girls as individuals whose gender identity is as a woman or girl. For the Women & Girls grant program, we aim to support organizations that foster more equitable opportunities for women and girls and fund with an intersectional lens.     

During the fall of 2022, a group of WaWF members, former WFA Donors, and community members met several times to review applications submitted for the Collective Grants that also indicated an interest in being considered for our Women & Girls Grants. The committee split into three subgroups to review and research organizations in our 2022 priorities: Mental Health and Housing, the School to Prison Pipeline, and Community Cultural Preservation. Stay tuned for more lessons learned from committee Chair Barbara Fielden coming soon! 

At the PopUP! For Women & Girls event in early December attendees selected three, $15,000 grants to organizations. We are delighted to introduce them to you today and encourage you to visit their websites and support their work.  

Grantees

Community Cultural Preservation 

Families of Color Seattle: FOCS seeks to build strong BIPOC communities on a foundation of strong families through equitable parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.  Their vision is that children of color are born into a loving community that is racially and economically just. 

Mental Health & Housing 

Elizabeth Gregory Home: Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) provides a welcoming and respectful refuge where women who experience homelessness, economic insecurity, and trauma have access to a caring community and critical resources. EGH welcomes all women seeking safety, hope, and healing. 

School to Prison Pipeline  

Project Girl Mentoring Program: The mission of PGMP is to foster the advancement of young women of color to make positive life choices and to maximize their authentic potential. They envision a community in which every young woman is empowered to make informed decisions, establish healthy relationships and be self-sufficient. 

Finalists 

We also encourage you to get to know the other six finalists selected by the Women & Girls Grant Committee and featured in our 2022 Giving Guide. We’re grateful for all they do for women & girls in Washington State! 

Community Cultural Preservation 

Na’ah Ilahee Fund 

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival 

Mental Health & Housing 

LifeWire 

YWCA Pierce County 

School to Prison Pipeline 

Powerful Voices 

Justice for Girls Coalition 

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