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WFSA Receives National Award

As reported by the Arizona Daily Star, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is the recipient of a highly competitive $150,000 national award from the Women’s Funding Network and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase the economic security of families through two-generation systems change. “A two generation problem requires a two generation solution,” says Dawne…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Literacy Connects

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization? We have almost 1,000 volunteers every year that help us do the work that we do. Sometimes people don’t realize the resources it takes to manage, coordinate, and engage volunteers. People are surprised to know that we’re in so many…

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Featured Grantee Partner: YWCA Southern Arizona

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about the YWCA? The YW has been around for 100 years, and in that time we’ve become a leader in Southern Arizona that works to empower and provide leadership development for women. We’re committed to advocacy, particularly when it comes to changing systems…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Planned Parenthood Arizona

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about Planned Parenthood of Arizona? One thing that most people don’t realize about our organization is the extent to which we’re focused on proactive health and prevention. We get perceived as an organization that helps people in crisis, but the vast majority of…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Community Law Group – Law College Association for James E. Rogers College of Law

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about the Community Law Group? The Community Law Group at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law works very closely with survivors of domestic violence, providing them with free legal representation. We also focus on immigration cases, which could also…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization? One is that we serve 6,000 people per year. I’m not sure if everybody knows the extent to which domestic violence services are needed in this community. This is just the tip of the iceberg because there are 13,000 calls…

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Featured Grantee Partner: International Rescue Committee – Tucson

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about the International Rescue Committee? The founding of the IRC was inspired by Albert Einstein, and the need to establish a solid foundation for refugee resettlement in the U.S. Outside of our resettlement work, we have a Nutrition and Food Security Program that…

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First Fund in Country Established to Engage Girls in Solving Climate Change

Community leader and activist establishes first fund in the country to engage girls and young women in solving climate change. When national expert on rural health care and local community leader and activist Alison Hughes sees a problem, she is never shy to take action. Through her personal generosity and her fundraising efforts, Alison Hughes…

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Featured Grantee Partner: SEAHEC

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization? We have broad and wide partnerships. SEAHEC (Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center) is an all women-run organization and our staff represents the diversity of the three counties that we serve: Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pima. SEAHEC is one of…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Educational Enrichment Foundation

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization? When the Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF) was founded in 1983 to provide resources for TUSD teachers seeking to enrich classroom curricula, it was the first foundation for a public school district in Southern Arizona — and Ron Barber was the…

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