In the Washington metropolitan region, nearly half a million women and girls are living in or near poverty. We all have a stake in building the economic security of our region’s women and girls. The Women’s Foundation works to mobilize our community and provide solutions to eliminate the persistent barriers that disproportionately hinder women and girls from achieving economic security.

#AskHer Series: Hanh Le, Executive Director, Weissberg Foundation

Our new #AskHer series is an interview with our partners, community members and supporters who work tirelessly for women and girls. Our latest interview

Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat Announces Stand Together Fund

Washington Area Women’s Foundation is working to support women and girls of color in our region who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Learn about

Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative Announces RFP for 2020 Giving Cycle

Washington Area Women’s Foundation is pleased to release an open request for proposals for funding from the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative for

Recap: Washington Area Women’s Foundation 20th Anniversary Luncheon

Washington Area Women’s Foundation hosted its annual Leadership Luncheon on October 30, celebrating 20 years and raising over $877,000.  The Foundation honored youth activist

Rainmakers Giving Circle Releases 2018-19 Request For Proposals

Rainmakers Giving Circle (“Rainmakers”) is pleased to issue a request for proposals for its 2018-19 grantmaking cycle from nonprofit organizations serving economically vulnerable girls

New Report: Blueprint For Action

The Blueprint represents the collective voice of more than 250 young women, policymakers, philanthropists, scholars, service providers, and government officials, and provides guidance for

New Report: Family Planning Community Needs Assessment

New Report: ‘Family Planning Community Needs Assessment’ for the DC Family Planning Project (DCFPP) The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Help Us Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary!

The time is now, to start doing. To stop sitting and start standing. To join us on the frontlines.  It is time to tap into

2018 Leadership Luncheon

Join Washington Area Women’s Foundation for what will truly be an inspirational celebration of the transformative power of investing in women and girls in

Let Your Voice Be Heard Today!

Let your voice be heard today by helping us with two surveys! Are you a young woman of color between the ages of 12