Member Perspective: Powering Ahead After the PowerUP! Conference

We asked WA Women’s Fdn Board member Patricia Kiyono to share her reflections from the PowerUP! Conference. Patricia has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2014 and has served on the Pooled Fund, Partner Grant, Impact Assessment, and Intersect Planning Committees as well as Cabinet. In social isolation at home, I am recalling three days of social connection in mid-February, when nearly 400 women philanthropists from around the country convened for…more

Announcing: Book Title for the 2020 Spring Book Discussion

Each year, the Foundation’s Member Engagement Committee selects a book for all members to read. This year, in continued alignment with our grantmaking criteria of increasing equity and reducing disparities, they invite you to read How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. In this New York Times bestseller, Kendi takes readers through a…more

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

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

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

Member Perspectives: Visiting the UW Libraries and I-LABS

We asked Susan Barley to share what she learned while visiting the UW Libraries and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences during the second half of our Annual Summer Outing at University of Washington. Susan Barley has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2013 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant…more

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

Website Tutorial: Renewing Your Membership

It’s spring renewal season! Renewal letters and forms have been mailed to members. We encourage members to renew their membership by June 1. If you did not receive renewal materials, we will be in touch in the fall! While we have streamlined our renewal process, we also realize that a new website layout may raise…more

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

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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Revising Pooled Fund Grant Criteria for Greater Clarity

This fall, we start our third year of grantmaking focused on increasing equity...

Living the Values of WA Women’s Foundation

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President & CEO Position Profile

Earlier this summer, Beth McCaw announced her plans to step...

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