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.
WFSA research provides valuable information to community stakeholders advocating for women and their families. “Supporting Arizona Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency” analyzes state-funded and administered programs that impact low-income families. “The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2012″ provides a detailed county-by-county breakdown of the income families of 70 different configurations need to make ends meet in all 15 Arizona counties. “Status of Women in Southern Arizona” looks at the three counties WFSA serves – Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz – the research examines how women are doing in the areas of education, economic prosperity and health, among other indicators. Full reports are available.
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. Our 2014-2014 grant cycle opens October 1, 2014. On-line Letters of Intent applications will be due by 5:00 pm October 31, 2014
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.