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.

Takeaways from the White House Summit on Working Families

Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend the White House Summit on Working Families.  The White House hosted the Summit along with the Department of

Reflections on the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative

Editor’s Note: Fight For Children was a part of the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative for four years before leaving in 2014. Skip McKoy,

Advocacy for Early Learning in Northern VA: A Report from the Field

Emily Griffey is a Senior Policy Analyst for Voices for Virginia’s Children, a Women’s Foundation Grantee Partner. Much like your typical preschool classroom, activity,

Our Visit to Preschool

As an adult, I have little memory of my preschool years.  What I do “remember” is mostly built upon the stories and photos that

Funders Work Together to Influence Local Early Childhood System

“By pooling our resources with the Collaborative and focusing on systemic change, (our) Foundation is able to have a bigger impact”-Collaborative Investor

2014 Grants Will Help 6,000 Women & Girls

For me – as for many others – January is my “clean slate.”  No, it’s not about New Year’s resolutions.  For Washington Area Women’s

Resources – Ascend’s Gateways to Two Generations

The road to economic prosperity begins early. New partnerships and programs show potential to bring parents and early learners together. Read Ascend at the Aspen

The Year in Review: Top Legislation Impacting Women in 2013

It seems that women have been the center of many policy debates this year, both nationally and locally. We’ve been keeping an eye on

VIDEO: Families are Transformed When We Stand With Women

We are so excited to announce the release of our new video from Stone Soup Films!  With your help, we are using strategic investments

Week of the Young Child: Why We Invest in Early Education

To learn more about Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s investments in early care and education, please click here.