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.

Investing in Our Children’s Future Through Early Care and Education

The Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative is working to increase access to high-quality early care and education in the Washington, D.C. region, where

Meet Our 2023 Rock Star Fund Awardees

The Women’s Foundation is thrilled to announce the latest cohort of recipients for our 2023 Rock Star Fund, a program through our Young Women’s

A Discussion About Modern Grantmaking for the Leaders of Tomorrow 

The Women’s Foundation practices modern grantmaking by exploring innovative ways to support nonprofits and those it serves year-round. We turn to our communities through

12 Empowering Reads by Women Authors

This Women’s History Month, The Women’s Foundation is excited to share with you twelve (12) of our staff’s favorite reads that celebrate the diverse

#AskHer: Advancing Gender and Racial Equity in the Workplace

Women make change happen! Yet, despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women—especially women of color—are still vastly underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Our Team

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, The Women’s Foundation is proud to recognize and honor the incredible women who make up our

Early Care & Education Funders Collaborative (ECEFC) FY 2023 Grant Recipients Announced

The Women’s Foundation is excited to announce its FY 2023 grant recipients for the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative (ECEFC)! Since 2008, Washington Area Women’s

12 Inspirational Reads for Black History Month

Black History Month is a special time in February dedicated to honoring the rich history, culture, and influences of Black Americans throughout our nation’s

#AskHer Series: Celebrating 25 Years of The Women’s Foundation

Since its inception, Washington Area Women’s Foundation has invested in and strengthened the capacity of local organizations to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic