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.

2015 Pooled Grant Committee Update: 10 Finalists
The Grant Committee studied 262 Letters of Inquiry, evaluated formal proposals from 25 organizations; visited 15 organizations; and selected on the final 10 organizations to advance in the process to appear on the ballot. After all 500 members vote, this process will culminate in five organizations receiving WWF 's large impact Pooled Fund Grant Awards of $100,000 in June. A huge thank you to the over 70 WWF members serving on the Grant Committee, and congratulations to these 10 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.

2015 Emerging Issues Partner Grant Award Winner

After researching and visiting a broad array of organizations in our region that address the issue of girls’ empowerment and leadership development, the Emerging Issues Partner Grant Committee announced the winner of their $15,000 grant: Young Women Empowered.

Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) builds young women leaders through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs that equip girls with the confidence, resiliency, and future-planning skills they need to achieve their personal goals and improve their communities. 

Washington Women’s Foundation thanks Laird Norton Wealth Management, a Co-Funder of this Emerging Issues Partner Grant, for contributing funds to the granting pool. We appreciate LNWM’s generous participation in this effort!

Click here to read more about the Foundation's Partner Grant Awards.