Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

The Pooled Fund Grant Committee is at the cornerstone of the Foundation's work - plus, it's a great way to connect with other members and learn about innovative nonprofits in our community. All WWF members are welcome to serve on the committee - no experience necessary!

Click here for the 2017 Pooled Fund Grant Committee schedule - Work Group meetings are on page 2.

This session will answer all of your questions about the Grant Committee process, the schedule, and the great rewards that come from participating! WA Women's Foundation members or guests who are interested in joining the Foundation are welcome!

Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

This fall, Washington Women’s Foundation's Diversity Partner Grant Committee will focus its learning and inquiry on the topic of criminal justice and will fund one or more not-for-profit organizations supporting communities that have borne a historical pattern of discrimination resulting in poverty, vulnerability to mistreatment and economic abuse, and continuing social intolerance. This event will culminate in a celebration for one local nonprofit working toward criminal justice being awarded a $15,000 grant by our Diversity Partner Grant Committee.

The committee and our partner organization, Social Justice Fund, will share key learnings from their research and will highlight insights gained through evaluating proposals and conducting site visits, and we will hear from the Diversity Partner Grant Award winner about their work and how this grant will support their impact.

WWF members and guests are welcome!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Racism has had a deeply damaging and divisive effect on each of us individually and a strong impact on our systems and institutions. Understanding and healing from the effects of racism as individuals is necessary to successfully create better thinking and action in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy. Building close and powerful relationships will strengthen our skills in ending racism and take action with more clarity.

This session is participatory. We will be doing the basic work of ending racism - building our connections, overcoming the early defeats and discouragements, and putting our minds on the elimination of racism. We will listen fully to one another in pairs and groups, while encouraging expression of the personal hurts experienced from racism. We will explore the impact of racism on each of us, our society and societal institutions. 

This training is for women who are looking to:

  • Explore our own relationships to privilege and oppression
  • Strengthen our analysis of the intersection of oppressions many people face
  • Strengthen their role and skills in ending racism
  • Come to a shared understanding of the terms “race,” “prejudice,” “bias,” “social justice” and “social justice philanthropy” 
  • Become better allies 

This training will be led by Washington Women's Foundation member Maura Fallon. Maura has extensive experience facilitating change in multi-cultural environments as well as professional expertise in anti-racism work and leading social justice trainings. She is an Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant.

Please bring a brown bag lunch to this event. In order to facilitate deep connections, capacity is limited to the first 30 WA Women's Foundation members who register.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Childhaven | 316 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Childhaven improves parenting skills and strengthens family relationships in order to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. Each winter, they mobilize community members to donate items for children and families for the holidays. Before these donations can be passed on to Childhaven families, they need help sorting and arranging donations so the child and family therapists for each family can easily gather appropriate gifts. Join us on December 14th to help sort donations and help provide a happier holiday for the children Childhaven serves. Childhaven received a Pooled Fund Grant in 2001.

An optional no-host lunch will be organized by members of the Member Engagement Committee after the morning of volunteering.

This volunteer opportunity is limited to 15 volunteers – please sign up today! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

The Pooled Fund Grant Committee is the cornerstone of the Foundation's work, and a great way to connect with other members and learn about innovative nonprofits. This is the first meeting of the 2016 Pooled Fund Committee, and will cover everything you need to know for the first phase of your work.

Click here for the Pooled Fund Grant Committee calendar. Please mark your calendar for all required meetings, and please look at page 2 for Phase 1 (January/early Feb) and Phase 2 (March/early April) Work Group meeting dates.

All WA Women's Foundation members are invited to participate - no experience necessary. Attendance at Grant Committee Kickoff is mandatory for all Grant Committee members.*