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.

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.

WWF President Search

WWF President Search

The Washington Women's Foundation Board of Directors has launched the search for a new Foundation President. Read more about this position opening here.

Earlier this year, our current President Carla Lewis announced her plans to retire at the end of summer 2014. Please click here to read the announcement from Carla, and a response from Carol Lewis, WWF's Board Chair.

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.