Letter from the President & CEO: Supporting Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is during times like these that I am proud to be a part of Washington Women’s Foundation, working to advance equity, reduce disparities, and support communities across Washington State. For 25 years, we have collectively addressed the most pressing community issues and funded innovative solutions to drive transformational change. Today, we are facing a…more

Letter from the President & CEO: WA Women’s Foundation and Women’s Funding Alliance

Less than two weeks after WA Women’s Foundation hosted the Catalist 2020 Conference for our sister affiliate collective grantmaking and giving organizations from across the country, I have more exciting news to share! WA Women’s Foundation has agreed to assume the grantmaking role of Women’s Funding Alliance in Washington State.  For the past several months,…more

Transforming Together 2020: Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to the many members who attended our Annual Meeting this week. I am pleased to announce that the membership elected five new candidates to join our Board of Directors as of January 1, 2020. They are: Yvonne Hall, a member since 2001 and a founding partner of the Hall Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo…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

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

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

Letter from the President & CEO: Transforming Together 2020

Can it really be the week before Labor Day? It seems like just yesterday we hosted our 2018 Grant Award Celebration, announcing the recipients of grants from our Pooled Fund as well as our commitment to establish new grant making criteria focused on increasing equity and reducing disparities for 2019. As I mentioned in my…more

Letter from the President & CEO: Moving WA Women’s Fdn Boldly Forward

For over a year, our Board of Directors and staff have been working with various groups of members to think deeply about the future of WA Women’s Foundation. During the course of this lengthy strategic planning process, we have surveyed members, convened member focus groups, interviewed past grantees, and surveyed grant recipients as well as…more

Letter from the President & CEO: Strategic Planning Process Update, April 2018

Dear WA Women’s Foundation Members, Since my last report in March, the Board of Directors has held another full-day retreat to discuss our strategic plan. At that time, our Board heard feedback from the listening sessions that we conducted in February and early March with Cabinet, the Impact Assessment Committee, the Member Engagement Committee, and…more

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

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Letter from the President & CEO: Supporting Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is during times like these that I am proud...

Letter from the President & CEO: WA Women’s Foundation and Women’s Funding Alliance

Less than two weeks after WA Women’s Foundation hosted the...

Pooled Fund Grants 2020: Top 25 Organizations

The Pooled Fund Grant Committee began reviewing LOIs in January...

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