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

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

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

And The 2017 Pooled Fund Grantees Are…

Washington Women’s Foundation is thrilled to announce our five 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Award winners. After months of thorough research and careful deliberation, ballots were sent to all 500+ women members of the Foundation. Scroll down to see the winners, and click here to see photos of yesterday’s event on Facebook.

Advocating for Change: Sponsoring the Summit on Hate and Gun Violence

At the Foundation’s June board meeting, board members engaged in a conversation about the role philanthropy can play in advocating for reducing gun violence. This year has heightened our awareness of the devastating disproportionate impact of gun violence on communities of color and the LGBTQ community. In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub…more

And the Winner of the $15,000 Criminal Justice Diversity Partner Grant is…

It was an honor to serve as this year’s Diversity Partner Grant Co-Chairs and as always, it gave us the opportunity to meet and get to know so many more of our WA Women Foundation members, which in turn provides me with connections that will last for many years to come. This year, the process…more

Member Reflections: Seattle Center Outing

July 21st was a beautiful summer day in Seattle. 30 WA Women’s Foundation members gathered at Seattle Center for the unique experience of visiting 3 past grant recipients on their home turf: Intiman Theatre, 2016 Merit Award Winner, hosted us for a lunch where members connected with Intiman’s diverse summer cohort of Emerging Artists. The Intiman Emerging Artists…more

And The Winners Are…

Washington Women’s Foundation is thrilled to announce our five 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Award winners. After months of thorough research and careful deliberation, ballots were sent to all 500+ women members of the Foundation. Scroll down to see the winners, and click here to see photos of yesterday’s event on Facebook.

Grantee Site Visit: Amara

On May 5th, members of WWF visited our only two-time Pooled Fund Grant Award winner Amara’s brand new office space in South Seattle. Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as they need. John Morse,…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

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