Final 15 - The 70 women participating on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee reviewed almost 270 Letters of Inquiry, evaluated 25 proposals and invited 15 organizations to receive a Site Visit. In June, all members will vote to decide which 5 organizations will receive Pooled Fund Grant Awards of $100,000.

Congratulations to the Grant Committee and to these 15 outstanding organizations! Click here for list of organizations and projects being considered for funding.

Washington Women's Foundation

Washington Women's Foundation engages women in the power of collective giving. Through informed and strategic grantmaking, our members expand their knowledge, invest in the life of our community and demonstrate leadership through effective philanthropy.


We are a donor education and grantmaking membership organization of over 500 women who come together to pool and direct our financial and intellectual resources, learn about community issues and collaborate on their solutions, develop our own leadership skills, better focus our personal giving, and serve as philanthropic role models to others.

We welcome all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grantmaking.  Click here to become a member today.

Request for Proposal: Investment Management Firms

Request for Proposal: Investment Management Firms

Ten years ago, the Board of Directors strategically created and built the Colleen S. Willoughby Endowment Fund to provide sustainable, long-term support for the Washington Women’s Foundation. As part of the Board’s fiduciary stewardship, we are in the process of reviewing the management of all of our investment funds, including our endowment fund. Currently, we are inviting investment management firms to submit proposals for consideration by our Finance Committee.

We request that proposals must be submitted electronically no later than June 8, 2016. Proposals should be submitted to Marcia Stephens, our office administrator, at the email address indicated on the Request for Proposal.

Click here to view Request for Proposal