Pooled Fund Grant Committee update

Pooled Fund Grants 2019: Final 15 Organizations

We’re excited to share another update from the 2019 Pooled Fund Grant Committee! Since our last blog post, this group of 65 members have been reading and discussing the 25 proposals submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation. Using new curriculum and updated resources, they thoughtfully reflected on the new grant criteria to make decisions about which organizations to…more

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Member Perspectives: Reflections from WA Women’s Foundation’s Book Discussion on So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

We asked Erika Washburn to share her reflections from our book discussion event. Erika has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2011 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee (Education, Environment, and Health). “It is a book we need to discuss. We can’t just read it.” – Attendee “The book plowed…more

Laura Midgley and Bo Lee, Catalist Conference 2020 co-chairs

Catalist Conference 2020: Announcing The Theme and Logo

In February 2020, Washington Women’s Foundation will be hosting one of the largest gatherings of women philanthropists in Seattle. The planning for this national conference is now in full swing! The conference provides an incredible opportunity for all who identify as women to come together to learn and share ideas to expand the impact of…more

Transforming Together 2020

This week marks the start of the second phase of work for the 2019 Pooled Fund Grant Committee.  Proposals from our Top 25 are due this week, and the Grant Committee Work Groups will be reconvening to discuss how these proposals reflect work being done to increase equity and reduce disparities in communities throughout Washington…more

Pooled Fund Grant Committee update

Pooled Fund Grants 2019: Top 25 Organizations

Since the beginning of January, members of the 2019 Pooled Fund Grant Committee have been reading and discussing 368 Letters of Inquiry submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation this past fall. Using new curriculum and updated resources, they thoughtfully reflected on the new grant criteria to make decisions about which organizations to invite to submit full…more

Announcing: Make Your Annual Contribution through Monthly Recurring Payments

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already February – where did that first month go? When we reopened the office after the winter holiday, we started a new fiscal year with a new financial model. Specifically, we are now investing the full $2,500 annual contribution from each member into our collective work…more

2018 International Partner Grant committee

And the International Partner Grant Goes to…

Partners Asia received the 2018 International Partner Grant in a vote by a committee of more than 20 members, led by co-chairs Amy Corey and Patricia Kiyono. Partners Asia supports community initiatives to improve the lives of Myanmar’s most vulnerable. Many of these people are ethnic minorities living in unstable areas within Myanmar and along…more

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Letter from the President & CEO: Reflections on Intersect 2018

Happy New Year! Thank you for renewing your financial commitment to Washington Women’s Foundation for our 24th year of grant making. We are looking forward to the first meeting of our 2019 Pooled Fund Grant Committee next week and are excited to see how our grant making might shift this year through the application of…more

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

Formal headshot of Beth McCaw of Washington Women's Foundation

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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Grant Criteria 2.0: Incorporating Lessons Learned About Equity-Focused Grantmaking for 2020

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What We Learned: Changing Our Grant Criteria

In 2019, Washington Women’s Foundation changed our grant criteria for...

Staff Blog Post: What We’re Reading/Listening To, August 2019

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