Introducing our 2023 Women & Girls Grantees

At Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF), 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. These grants program aim to support organizations that foster more equitable opportunities for women and girls and fund with an intersectional lens.     

During the fall of 2023, a group of WaWF members 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 2023 priorities: Early Childhood Education, Food Sovereignty & Security, and Reproductive Justice & Maternal Healthcare. Stay tuned for more lessons learned from the grant committee coming soon! 

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

Grantees

Early Childhood Education 

La Casa Hogar: La Casa Hogar connects and educates Latina families to transform lives and our Yakima Valley. Adult education, preschool, and citizen education and legal services are three of La Casa Hogar’s core programs.  

Food Sovereignty & Security 

Rainier Beach Action Coalition: Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) is a grassroot, Black-led organization devoted to locally driven development. Their mission is to: (1) Implement the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan (1997, 2014) and build a connected, sustainable and equitable community within the Rainier Beach neighborhood. (2) Promote the “made in Rainier Beach”, quality education, living wage jobs, affordable transportation and housing for all. (3) Promote a safe place where people thrive, a neighborhood the world calls home. (4) Build neighborhood capacity to enhance quality of life in Rainier Beach as well as to address critical issues threatening the welfare of residents. 

Reproductive Justice & Maternal Healthcare 

Shades of Motherhood: Based in Spokane, their mission is to ensure every Black mother and mother of an infant of color in the U.S. has a high-quality, culturally relevant childbirth experience. 

Finalists 

We also encourage you to get to know the other six finalists selected by the Women & Girls Grant Committee and featured in our 2023 Giving Guide. We’re grateful for all they do for women & girls in Washington State! 

Early Childhood Education 

Food Sovereignty & Security 

Reproductive Justice & Maternal Healthcare 

We hope you’ll join us next year to participate in our collective decision-making process! 

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