Since our founding, the collective membership of Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF) has granted millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations across Washington State. Despite these investments, inequity and disparate access to justice, housing, food, art, community culture, healthcare, environmental safety, fair labor, and education persist throughout our state.

At the same time, we know there is no shortage of impactful, hopeful work being done to disrupt systems of oppression and the inequities they perpetuate. We fund change and changemakers in Washington State: the people and organizations driving equitable solutions to the greatest challenges facing our communities.

Learn more about our grant programs below and find out how to apply.

Advocacy Grants

We have come to understand that systemic transformation is only possible with a wider coalition of voices demanding change. For this reason, we offer a grant to organizations that work in advocacy within each of our year’s chosen priorities. Organizations may opt into consideration for our Advocacy Grant while applying for the Collective Grants on the LOI form. Three to nine grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will be made each year through the Advocacy Grant. Final grant amounts are dependent on membership contributions.

To be considered, organizations must apply for the Collective Grants, meet our grant criteria and minimum eligibility requirements. Click here for more information and application instructions.

Collective Grants

Through our Collective Grants, our members invest in three priority areas by granting to organizations working within those areas. The priorities change each year based on our annual funding themes. These unrestricted grants range from $1,500 to $105,000 (up to 30 grants). As part of the application process, organizations can opt into consideration for our Women & Girls Grant and/or Advocacy Grant.

To be considered, organizations must meet our grant criteria and minimum eligibility requirements. Click here for more information and application instructions.

Rest & Repair Awards

The Rest & Repair Awards are made in recognition and support of Black women leaders working in Washington State’s nonprofit sector. WaWF will make ten $100,000 individual awards to ten Black women over the course 2022 and 2023: five each year. As investments in Black women and Black leadership, there are no restrictions on the use of Rest & Repair Awards. The awards are intended to give recipients the resources to find some ease and wellness—to rest and repair.

To be considered, individuals must be nominated by someone other than themselves and meet our minimum eligibility requirements. Click here for more information and application instructions.

Women & Girls Grants

At WA Women’s Foundation, one of our cherished values is to elevate and amplify the power of all who identify as women. Supported by the WFA Fund for Women, we offer the Women & Girls Grant to organizations and programs focused on women and girls within the year’s chosen priorities. Organizations may opt into consideration for our Women & Girls Grant while applying for the Collective Grant on the LOI form. Three grants of $15,000 will be made each year through the Women & Girls Grant.

To be considered, organizations must apply for the Collective Grants, meet our grant criteria and minimum eligibility requirements. Click here for more information and application instructions.

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