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In the Washington metropolitan region, nearly half a million women and girls are living in or near poverty. We all have a stake in building the economic security of our region’s women and girls. The Women’s Foundation works to mobilize our community and provide solutions to eliminate the persistent barriers that disproportionately hinder women and girls from achieving economic security.

How a Local Non-Profit Is Helping Women and Children Find Hope

The experience of homelessness and gender-based violence bears heavily on individuals, especially women of color. The effects on children are even heavier. At Washington

A 13-year-old ‘Rock Star’ with a Vision…

This month, one of our 2021 Rock Star Fund awardees Aras Tobin, 13, launched a vision board party and combined this with an opportunity

Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative Announces 2021 Docket

Washington Area Women’s Foundation has been the home to the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative (ECEFC) since 2008. This month, the ECEFC is

Testimony to DC Committee of the Whole Budget Hearing

Thank you, Chairman. My name is Martine [Sadarangani Gordon].  I’m a Ward 3 resident, Vice President of Programs at Washington Area Women’s Foundation and

DC Ranks Top for Women’s Employment and Earnings, but Black and Latina Women Are Left Behind

By Halie Mariano and Elyse Shaw This Blog was originally published on IWPR Since the start of COVID-19, women have been hit hard by

Pay Home Visitors Their Worth

Unless you’ve participated in a home visiting program yourself, you probably don’t know what home visiting is or what a home visitor does. In

#AskHer Series: Shawnda Chapman, Director of the Girls Fund Initiative, Ms. Foundation

Our #AskHer series is an interview with our partners, community members and supporters who work tirelessly for women and girls. This interview is with Shawnda

Who Did Home Care Fall On? Girls of Color Held Their Communities Together During the COVID-19 Crisis

One year ago, I posted the question, “Who does home care fall on?” I warned that COVID-19’s abrupt impact on home dynamics was falling

Read Our New Community Investment Report

In 2020, your support allowed us to move money into the community more quickly, reduce barriers and burdens in our investment processes, and provide

Kristi Matthews Testimony On Behalf of the DC Girls’ Coalition

Chairman Phil Mendelson Committee of the Whole Agency Performance Oversight: All Education Agencies March 9, 2021 Good Afternoon, my name is Kristi Matthews and