Membership

The Washington Women's Foundation welcomes all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grant making.  We are a foundation of women from a variety of life experiences and perspectives.

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Each member contributes $2,500 a year.  We are a 501(c)(3), and your donation is fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.  Your annual $2,500 contribution is distributed as follows:

  • $1,000 to the Pooled Grant Fund: Leverage your philanthropy through the experience of collective giving.  Our "one woman, one vote" principle ensures that every member's voice is heard in the final round of grant selections.
  • $1,000 as your Individual Grant: Each member demonstrates her impact as an individual philanthropist by recommending her individual grant to up to 2 nonprofit(s) of her choice. 
  • $500 is directed to educational programming, grant making curriculum, committee management, communication, member relations, and other areas related to the Foundation’s infrastructure.

Member Benefits
Informed philanthropy combines the diverse intellectual, cultural, and professional experiences of our members with the opportunity to share knowledge and expand our skill sets.  Every member can positively impact the community through philanthropy.

Foundation Programs
See recent Foundation educational events that highlight timely topics in philanthropy and increase members’ understanding of current community issues.

FAQs
Frequently asked questions about Foundation membership and participation.