Announcing: Book Title for the 2019 Spring Book Discussion

Each year, the Foundation’s Member Engagement Committee selects a book for all members to read. This year, in alignment with our new grantmaking criteria of increasing equity and reducing disparities, they invite you to read So You Want to Talk About Race by local Seattle author Ijeoma Oluo. In this New York Times bestseller, Oluo explores the complex reality…more

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Transforming Together 2020: Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to the many members who attended our Annual Meeting on October 31, 2018. It was the largest attendance we have had in the four years since I joined the Foundation staff, and I truly appreciated the engaging conversation. In this week’s e-newsletter you will find a copy of our 2017 Annual Report. At…more

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Board Blogs: Updates on WA Women’s Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work

A recent article by Dorian Burton and Brian Barnes published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review begins as follows: “Historical injustices – perpetuated by racial and cultural conflicts and exacerbated by a lack of empathy – are at the heart of America’s growing economic, social, and political inequalities. Nowhere is this gap of authentic empathy…more

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Transforming Together 2020: Details on New Grant Making Criteria

Our Pooled Fund grant making cycle begins in September of each year, and our Letter of Inquiry process will open September 24. As you know, through our Pooled Fund, our members currently invest in the five areas which we believe are the foundational elements of a thriving community – Arts & Culture, Education, the Environment,…more

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Letter from the President & CEO: Transforming Together 2020

Can it really be the week before Labor Day? It seems like just yesterday we hosted our 2018 Grant Award Celebration, announcing the recipients of grants from our Pooled Fund as well as our commitment to establish new grant making criteria focused on increasing equity and reducing disparities for 2019. As I mentioned in my…more

Member Perspectives: Visiting the UW Libraries and I-LABS

We asked Susan Barley to share what she learned while visiting the UW Libraries and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences during the second half of our Annual Summer Outing at University of Washington. Susan Barley has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2013 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant…more

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Member Perspectives: Visiting the Old and New Burke Museums

In this blog post, Ginny Trethewey shares her experience of visiting the old and new Burke Museums during the morning of our Annual Summer Outing at the University of Washington. Ginny has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2013 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee (Arts, Environment, and Education) as…more

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Letter from the President & CEO: Moving WA Women’s Fdn Boldly Forward

For over a year, our Board of Directors and staff have been working with various groups of members to think deeply about the future of WA Women’s Foundation. During the course of this lengthy strategic planning process, we have surveyed members, convened member focus groups, interviewed past grantees, and surveyed grant recipients as well as…more

IAC Year-End Report: Going Deep

For members of the Impact Assessment Committee, the announcement of this year’s Grant Award winners is particularly exciting, as these five new grantee organizations will become the subject of our work for the next three years. Over the course of our three site visits, we will monitor the progress and the impact of our new…more

And the 2018 Pooled Fund Grantees Are…

Yesterday, Washington Women’s Foundation members announced five recipients of $100,000 grants from the Foundation’s Pooled Fund and five $5,000 Merit Award winners, totaling $525,000 in grants, the largest single amount granted in the Foundation’s history. In the 23 years since the Foundation’s inception, our members have influenced transformation in communities across Washington State by collectively…more

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Announcing: Book Title for the 2019 Spring Book Discussion

Each year, the Foundation's Member Engagement Committee selects a book...

Transforming Together 2020: Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to the many members who attended our Annual...

Board Blogs: Updates on WA Women’s Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work

A recent article by Dorian Burton and Brian Barnes published...

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