WA Women's Foundation's 2017 Board of Directors

Board Leadership at WA Women’s Foundation

“Leadership” is one of the core values of Washington Women’s Foundation. From the beginning, the Foundation has strived to create leadership opportunities for our members within the Foundation as well as support our members’ leadership in the greater community. Two-thirds of our members already serve on one or more not-for-profit Boards of Directors. Because some…more

Pooled Fund Grant Committee update

Pooled Fund Grants 2018: Final 15 Organizations

We’re excited to share another update from the 2018 Pooled Fund Grant Committee! Since our last blog post, this group of 60 members have been reading and discussing the 25 proposals submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation. They thoughtfully reflected on lessons from Intersect and used tools from the Implicit Bias training to make their decisions…more

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Member Perspectives: Photoshoot for the New Website

We asked Liz McGrath to share her experience of participating in a photoshoot for our new website. Liz has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2015, and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee for Education and Health, as well as the Member Engagement Committee. This past year I participated in the…more

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Member Perspectives: Getting Involved with Refugee Women’s Alliance

We asked Karen Jones to share her experience of being a WA Women’s Foundation member, and how the Foundation’s knowledge about Washington state nonprofits helped her church build a partnership with 2010 Health grantee, Refugee Women’s Alliance. Karen has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2007, and has served on the Pooled Fund…more

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Website Tutorial: Logging into Just for Members

We hope everyone is enjoying our new, updated website! As part of our revamp, we wanted to create a more robust online space to share information with members. Our “Just for Members” section is now home to our Individual Grant Recommendation form, updated Membership Directory, and copies of our Friday email newsletters. This can all…more

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How is Philanthropy Enriching Your Life?

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Washington Women’s Foundation and Brighton Jones, a Seattle-based wealth management firm, co-hosted a dynamic conversation about women living richer lives through philanthropy. Our featured panelists included three long-time members of Washington Women’s Foundation, Leslie Decker, Kathy Edwards, and Stephanie Ellis-Smith, and Jean Johnson, who is a founding member of the…more

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Letter from the President & CEO: Strategic Plan Process Update

Dear WA Women’s Foundation Members, Since my last report in October, the Board of Directors has made further progress on our strategic plan, and some of you have been involved in giving us feedback. Our consultant Tara Smith has met with our Cabinet, Impact Assessment Committee (IAC), and Member Engagement Committee, sharing our work product, to-date,…more

Pooled Fund Grant Committee update

Pooled Fund Grants 2018: Top 25 Organizations

Since the beginning of January, members of the 2018 Pooled Fund Grant Committee have been reading and discussing 348 Letters of Inquiry submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation this past fall. They thoughtfully reflected on lessons from Intersect and used new tools from the Implicit Bias training the Foundation hosted in January to make their decisions…more

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Did You Join the Conversation?

In 2017, Washington Women’s Foundation rebranded our annual educational event formerly known as “Discovery Days.”  We wanted to invite you to go deeper than “discovery,” which is simply becoming aware of something that you did not already know.  We also wanted to disrupt the balance of power between those “who know” and those “who don’t…more

2017 Emerging Issues Partner Grant Committee at Washington Women's Foundation

And the Winner of the Emerging Issues Partner Grant is…

The Issue This year, the committee focused its learning and inquiry on the topic of Women’s Civic Leadership and Engagement. As a group, we explored what leadership means in a political and community context, and evaluated organizations focused on leadership opportunities for women in Washington. The grant committee process began in mid-September and took a…more

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

A couple weeks ago, we shared some key takeaways learned...

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

At WA Women's Foundation, we are dedicated to becoming more...

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