Accepting Letters of Inquiry Starting September 9




Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry

We are now accepting Letters of Inquiry for consideration in the 2017 Pooled Fund Grant Award cycle! Due date for all LOI submissions will be Monday, October 31 at 12:00 noon.

Click here to submit a Letter of Inquiry and learn more about our process, elegibility criteria and guiding principles.

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.

2016 Pooled Fund Grant Award Winners

In June 2016, the 475 members of Washington Women’s Foundation announced the selection of five organizations to receive grants from the Pooled Fund totaling $500,000. Since WA Women's inception in 1995, our members have invested over $16 million in the community through women-powered philanthropy. Membership contributions help to create transformation by supporting these incredible not-for-profits below and by building a more powerful collective of women leaders. Thank you!

Congratulations to these five outstanding organizations:

Arts & Culture: Terrain - $100,000
Education: Team Read -$100,000
Environment: Washington Water Trust - $100,000
Health: Encompass Northwest - $100,000
Human Services: Coastal Harvest - $100,000

Click here to read more about these Pooled Fund Grant Award Winners and our five Merit Award Winners.