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.

Recap: 2018 GirlsLEAD Summit

On March 9, 2018 over 600 young women and girls joined Washington Area Women’s Foundation for the inaugural GirlsLEAD Summit. The all-day event welcomed 300 young

GirlsLEAD Summit Welcomes Over 300 Young Women & Girls

Washington Area Women’s Foundation hosts its inaugural GirlsLEAD Summit on March 9, 2018. The all-day event for young women and girls between the ages

2018 Washington Region ECE Summit

The Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative and Montgomery College School of Education invite you to join us on January

Panel: Economic Security of Immigrant Women and Families

Close to three-quarters of all immigrants in the U.S. are women and children. Policy rollbacks, cuts to funding, and threats to states that provide

Webinar: Using Racial Equity To Evaluate Programs

Strong evaluation is essential to building strong programs, measuring success and achieving desired outcomes. For organizations working in diverse communities, having an evaluation tool

Report: A Fair Chance: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Barriers to Success and Opportunity for Girls, Young Women, Transgender Young Women and Gender Non-Conforming Youth of Color in DC

This brief, A Fair Chance: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Barriers to Success and Opportunity for Girls, Young Women, Transgender Young Women, and Gender Non-conforming

Young Women’s Initiative Launch

On May 24, Washington Area Women’s Foundation officially launched the Young Women’s Initiative, a city-wide effort to improve life outcomes and increase opportunities for young

Join Us For Our 2017 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

The Rainmakers Giving Circle Now Accepting Proposals

The Rainmakers Giving Circle is now accepting proposals for the upcoming grant cycle from eligible organizations in Washington, DC. Proposals are due December 1, 2017 and

Washington Area Women’s Foundation Featured In Inside Philanthropy

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Inside Philanthropy published “How This Women’s Foundation Plans to Amp Things Up,” an article about The Women’s Foundation and our