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

A couple weeks ago, we shared some key takeaways learned from implementing our new Pooled Fund grant criteria focused on increasing equity and reducing disparities in Washington State. Today, in an effort to continue transparency in our grantmaking, we are sharing the specific changes we made to the grant criteria for the 2020 grant process….more

And the 2019 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. In the 24 years since the Foundation’s inception, our members have influenced transformation in communities across Washington State by collectively granting over $17 million. Our focus this year was to…more

Pooled Fund Grants 2019: Final 15 Organizations

We’re excited to share another update from the 2019 Pooled Fund Grant Committee! Since our last blog post, this group of 65 members have been reading and discussing the 25 proposals submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation. Using new curriculum and updated resources, they thoughtfully reflected on the new grant criteria to make decisions about which organizations to…more

Pooled Fund Grants 2019: Top 25 Organizations

Since the beginning of January, members of the 2019 Pooled Fund Grant Committee have been reading and discussing 368 Letters of Inquiry submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation this past fall. Using new curriculum and updated resources, they thoughtfully reflected on the new grant criteria to make decisions about which organizations to invite to submit full…more

Transforming Together 2020: Details on New Grant Making Criteria

Our Pooled Fund grant making cycle begins in September of each year, and our Letter of Inquiry process will open September 24. As you know, through our Pooled Fund, our members currently invest in the five areas which we believe are the foundational elements of a thriving community – Arts & Culture, Education, the Environment,…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

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

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

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.

Final 15: Pooled Fund Grants 2017

It’s that exciting time of year again! Over 60 members serving on our Pooled Fund Grant Committee have selected 25 Washington State not-for-profits to move forward in our grant making process. Want to know this year’s Top 25? Scroll down to read more! Need a refresher on WA Women’s grant making process ? Our large-scale, strategic approach to […]

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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

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