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

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

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15th) serves as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who

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

Washington Region Early Care and Education Workforce Network Implementation Plan For Competency-Based Career Pathways

ABOUT THIS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN This plan was prepared by FSG through the generous support of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and its Early Care

Reflections on the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative

Editor’s Note: Fight For Children was a part of the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative for four years before leaving in 2014. Skip McKoy,

Our Visit to Preschool

As an adult, I have little memory of my preschool years.  What I do “remember” is mostly built upon the stories and photos that

Funders Work Together to Influence Local Early Childhood System

“By pooling our resources with the Collaborative and focusing on systemic change, (our) Foundation is able to have a bigger impact”-Collaborative Investor