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: Final 15
The Grant Committee studied 262 Letters of Inquiry, evaluated formal proposals from 25 organizations, and have invited 15 organizations to advance in the process to receive a Site Visit. 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 15 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.

2014 Diversity Partner Grant Award Winner

At a special grant award celebration held at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Washington Women’s Foundation announced
API Chaya as the winner of its $15,000 Diversity Partner Grant Award. This grant will fund API Chaya’s work to provide support, counseling and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We would like to especially thank BNY Mellon Wealth Management for generously contributing to this grant, to recognize their Vice President Bo Lee, who is also a Foundation member and served on the Diversity Partner Grant committee. 

The Foundation initiated the Diversity Partner Grant Award in 2010 in order to make its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness actionable and to inspire members to expand their learning about critical needs affecting specific communities.

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

Thank you to our Diversity Partner Grant Corporate Sponsor: