Women's Philanthropy

Help Us Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary!

The time is now, to start doing. To stop sitting and start standing. To join us on the frontlines.  It is time to tap into your inner activist, standing up for what is right and just. We invite you to stand with us – to stand together – and to invite your friends to join us, too. This year, at Washington Area Women’s Foundation, we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary. To commemorate the women and girls who have benefited from our work, we want you to join the celebration by participating in our 20for20 Campaign starting on August 20th.

When we think of activists, we often think of someone who has organized sit-ins during the Civil Rights movement or protests like the iconic Women’s March. We think of someone who dedicates their entire life in service of others. But even the smallest acts of kindness or activism have a ripple effect on our communities.

Ask your friends to be an activist too through our 20for20 campaign. In the name of women and girls, we challenge you to get 20 of your friends to give $20 to the women and girls in our region who are living at or below the poverty line.

Tell them that their gift will help ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington metropolitan area have the resources they need to thrive. Washington Area Women’s Foundation will ensure that their gift supports the most effective strategies and programs that help women and girls save for their futures, obtain jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits, and access high-quality and affordable childcare. With the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, your donation never works alone, and it never stops working. Support women and girls as they reach for more.

And, we believe that being an activist should also be fun.  We think you deserve a weekend downtown at the Marriott Marquis, or possibly a night at the theater.  Thanks to our partners, you will be entered in a drawing for fantastic prizes simply by creating your fundraising page.  Then, you get even more chances as you reach your goal.

Click here to create your personal fundraising page, and when you do, you will get a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Then, starting on Monday, August 20th, do some fundraising —  when 20 of your friends give $20 you will meet your goal of $400.  When you reach $400 raised (even if one friend gives the full amount) we will add four more chances for you to win.  And, we will send you a STAND TOGETHER t-shirt, to thank you for standing with us.

Help us continue to set a strong foundation for the resilience and hope for the future of women and girls in the Washington Region!

We have exciting giveaways for all 20for20 Activists:

  • Setting up your personal fundraising page = 1 entry
  • Raising $400+ = 4 entries + 1 “Stand Together” T-shirt
  • All prize recipients will be selected at random.

Be a changemaker! Be an activist today!