Washington Women's Foundation

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


We are a donor education and grant-making 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 grant-making.  Click here to become a member today.

WWF President Carla Lewis Announces Retirement Plans

WWF President Carla Lewis Announces Retirement Plans

Please click here to read the announcement from Carla, and a response from Carol Lewis, WWF's Board Chair.

2014 Pooled Grant Committee Update: Top 25
The Grant Committee studied 270 Letters of Inquiry and invited 25 organizations to submit formal proposals for consideration for WWF 's large impact Pooled Fund Grant Awards. A huge thank you to the record 84 WWF members serving on the Grant Committee, and congratulations to these 25 outstanding organizations! Click here for list of organizations and projects being considered for funding.

To read more about our Pooled Fund Grant process, click here.

Key WWF Publications Now Available for Download

The Washington Women's Foundation's Grant Notebook is now available for purchase as a download. This document details every step of the collective grant making process refined by Washington Women's Foundation over its 18-year history. Click here for more details. 

Also available for download for the first time: Something Ventured: An Innovative Model in Philanthropy that outlines the structure of the Washington Women's Foundation and inspires others to start a collective giving organization in their community. Click here for more details.