Revising Pooled Fund Grant Criteria for Greater Clarity

This fall, we start our third year of grantmaking focused on increasing equity and reducing disparities. Each year, we understand more deeply what it means to apply an equity lens to our grantmaking and gain greater clarity about how to articulate what we’re looking for. Feedback from grant applicants and committee members continues to inform this work, and today we’d like to share…more

Living the Values of WA Women’s Foundation

When the Foundation’s Board of Directors adopted our Strategic Framework 2020 two summers ago, we committed to a new set of organizational values, some long-held, some aspirational, and some that would challenge us on a daily basis:  In All Things, We Will…   Build relationships – elevate or amplify the power of all who identify as women – be bold – share…more

President & CEO Position Profile

Earlier this summer, Beth McCaw announced her plans to step away from her role as President & CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF), and we announced the formation of a Search & Transition Committee to hire her successor. Over the last month, the Search & Transition Committee and our search consultants, Koya Leadership Partners, have been engaged in a series…more

Staff Blog Post: What We’re Reading/Listening to/Watching, July 2020

At WA Women’s Foundation, we are dedicated to becoming more a informed collective and approaching our work with a learning mindset. We do this through our over 40+ programs and events we host throughout the year, our grantmaking cycles, and our various member-driven committees. While we’re proud of the breadth of our educational opportunities, we also value…more

Uncertainty Leads to Adaptability and Resilience on IAC

We asked Margit Rankin to share a reflection from this past year’s Impact Assessment Committee (IAC). Margit has been a member since 2009 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant, Discovery Days, and Impact Assessment Committees. For the Impact Assessment Committee (IAC), as for our grantees, this season necessitated a fair amount of adaptability…more

Reflecting on the 2020 Pooled Fund Grant Committee

We asked Lorraine del Prado to share a reflection from this past year’s Pooled Fund Grant Committee. Lorraine has been a member since 2011 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant and Diversity Partner Grant Committees. She also served on the Pooled Fund Grant Task Force and the Board’s Resource Development Committee. I believe…more

WA Women’s Foundation COVID-19 Updates

WA Women’s Foundation is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our staff and members as well as the broader community we partner with and serve. When Governor Inslee issued the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order on March 23, 2020, we quickly transitioned our operations, committee work, and programs to virtual spaces. As our…more

Cabinet Leans Into Transforming Together 2020

We asked Kris Kaminishi to share a reflection from this past year’s Cabinet meetings. Kris has been a member since 2007 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant, Partner Grant, and Member Engagement Committees. She also has served on the Inclusiveness Initiative and the Pooled Fund Grant Task Force. What is Cabinet? Members sometimes…more

And the 2020 Grantees are…

Earlier this week, Washington Women’s Foundation members announced five recipients of $100,000 grants from the Foundation’s Pooled Fund and five $10,000 Merit Award winners, totaling $550,000 in grants, our largest single day of grantmaking in our history. In the 25 years since the Foundation’s inception, our members have influenced transformation in communities across Washington State…more

Black Lives Matter: Our Collective Responsibility

Washington Women’s Foundation is silencing all of our planned communications, including all those related to next week’s Grant Award Celebration, this week to amplify other voices, the voices of Black women and men, who are, yet again, demanding justice and basic civil liberties. Their voices matter just as their lives have always mattered. We have asked our members to listen to…more

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Revising Pooled Fund Grant Criteria for Greater Clarity

This fall, we start our third year of grantmaking focused on increasing equity...

Living the Values of WA Women’s Foundation

When the Foundation’s Board of Directors adopted our Strategic Framework...

President & CEO Position Profile

Earlier this summer, Beth McCaw announced her plans to step...

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