Programs and Grants
Washington Area Women’s Foundation is one of the fastest growing women’s funds in the nation. Our innovative programs and grants offer unique opportunities for donors and non-profit organizations to make a critical difference in improving the economic women and girls. We make progress toward our mission by engaging women in philanthropy. We are increasing the number of women donors in our region and helping them to recognize and demonstrate the power of their economic status and commitment to community through:
- Giving Circles;
- Workshops, Forums and Conferences on timely philanthropic issues and trends; and
- Donor Briefings and Roundtable Discussions.
Providing grants and other resources to non-profit organizations serving women and girls. Since 1998, The Women’s Foundation has provided more than $7 million in grants to over 160 leading community-based organizations. The Foundation currently makes grants through the following programs and support services:
Conducting research about the status of women and girls, disseminating reports and recommendations, hosting regional forums and briefings, and media outreach such as:
- The Portrait Project reports and fact sheets: rich sources of data and policy recommendation for non-profit organizations, community leaders, and women,
- community briefings and summits; and
- media outreach.