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.

Washington Area Women's Foundation

Investing in Our Children’s Future Through Early Care and Education

The Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative is working to increase access to high-quality early care and education in the Washington, D.C. region, where only 32% of children from low-income families are enrolled in such programs. By investing in these programs, we can help children succeed in school, have better health outcomes, and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. Read More

Washington Area Women's Foundation

#AskHer: Advancing Gender and Racial Equity in the Workplace

Women make change happen! Yet, despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women—especially women of color—are still vastly underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated fields. During Women’s History Month, The Women’s Foundation hosted a conversation with women powerhouses in our community who are changing the game and are fearlessly tackling industries that men often overpopulate. […] Read More