Working for a world where women and girls are able to achieve their full potential and pursue their dreams.
Even today, there are still many barriers that hinder the prospects of women and girls. The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona fosters equality and opportunity through support, advocacy and research. To help women and girls overcome economic, political, gender and social barriers, we encourage reform in the social climate, promote change in conventional attitudes and invest in organizations that strive for positive long-term changes.
As one of more than 160 women’s funds globally, the foundation promotes women’s leadership and philanthropy by raising, managing and granting money to meet the needs of women and girls. Learn more about the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.
“Supporting Arizona Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency” analyzes state-funded and administered programs that impact low-income families. In order to determine which programs to include in the analysis, researchers sought first to gain a deep understanding of the economic status of women in Arizona, looking at variables in five categories: workforce participation, education, occupation, responsibility for children, and homeownership. They then mapped what they learned about determinants of poverty for women in Arizona to those potential policy responses or programs that might help address each issue.
Southern AZ Grants
Each year, WFSA provides thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that empower women and girls in Southern Arizona. We focus our support on economic self-sufficiency for women and girls.
Unidas Girls' Philanthropy
WFSA is teaching upcoming generations about leadership, philanthropy and social justice. Through our Unidas program, we give high school girls hands-on experience in community service, research, fundraising, public speaking and grant-making – all centered around helping to improve the quality of life for women and girls in Southern Arizona.