Annoucing our Collective Grants

We’re delighted to introduce the Collective Grants! As a strong and inclusive collective of informed women, Washington Women’s Foundation’s (WaWF) mission is to influence community transformation. We do this by…more

Learning Together

Our founders built this foundation by bringing a group of women together to learn how to be better philanthropists, make change happen in the world, and be more deeply involved…more

And the 2021 Grantees are…

The Washington Women’s Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s $100,000 Pooled Fund Grants and $5,000 Merit Grant Awards. Each of these organizations works to increase equity…more

Pooled Fund Grants 2021: Final 15 Organizations

We’re delighted to share another update from the 2021 Pooled Fund Grant Committee! Since our last update, the committee has been working to thoughtfully review proposals from 25 organizations, 5…more

Pooled Fund Grants 2021: Top 25 Organizations

The Pooled Fund Grant Committee began reviewing LOIs in January and has selected 25 organizations to submit full proposals. This fall we updated our grant criteria in response to feedback…more

Learning and Growing as a Collective: Capacity Building Grant Committee

This fall, 15 WaWF members joined the pilot Capacity Building Grant Committee to explore collective grant making using trust-based philanthropic practices. We are happy to announce our four grant award…more

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…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…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…more

Transforming Together 2020: New Grantmaking Initiatives

Since the first of March, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has had two virtual meetings, a 7-hour video conference “retreat” (in lieu of our annual Board and staff retreat) and a…more

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Annoucing our Collective Grants

We’re delighted to introduce the Collective Grants! As a strong...

Reflecting on the 2021 Pooled Fund Grant Committee

At Washington Women’s Foundation, we aspire to be a collective...

Learning Together

Our founders built this foundation by bringing a group of...

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