New President

Beth McCaw Named as President of Washington Women's Foundation

After a five-month national search process led by the Foundation's Search and Transition Committee with the assistance of Kris Stred of Houser Martin Morris, and from a deep field of highly qualified applicants, N. Elizabeth (Beth) McCaw has been selected as the Foundation's next President. McCaw brings to the position extensive experience in board leadership at numerous community nonprofits, in addition to her professional background as an attorney at Stokes Lawrence, P.S. A WWF member since 2009 and a board member since 2013, Beth McCaw replaces Carla Lewis, who is retiring after six years in the position.

Click here to read the Foundation's press release. To read more about Beth McCaw's impressive background, click here.

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.

WWF Gives Special Response Grant to Room One
In July 2014, the Carlton Complex wildfire consumed 250,000+ acres over nearly 400 square miles, and destroyed over 300 homes and structures. This was the largest wildfire in Washington State's history. Washington Women's Foundation made a $5,000 Special Response Grant to Room One, a nonprofit health and social service center located in Twisp in the rural Methow Valley of north central Washington. Room One addressed the immediate crisis on the ground, and continues to provide long-term support for those impacted by the wildfire.

To read more the Foundation's Special Response Grants, click here.

2014 Pooled Fund Grant Award Winners

2014 Pooled Fund Grant Award Winners
In June 2014, Washington Women’s Foundation awarded Pooled Fund Grants of $100,000 to five local nonprofit organizations totaling $500,000.  Since 1995, the Foundation has granted over $14 million, both through Individual Grants of $1,000 each and through Pooled Fund Grants.  Our members make this investment possible -- thank you!

Congratulations to these five outstanding organizations:
Arts & Culture:  Shunpike - $100,000
Education:  The Martinez Foundation -$100,000
Environment:  Conservation Northwest - $100,000
Health:  Open Arms Perinatal Services - $100,000
Human Services: Community Youth Services - $100,000

To read more about the projects our grants funded, click here.