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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: 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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Featured Grantee Partner: Clinica Amistad

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking 1.    What are three interesting things people don’t know about Clinica Amistad? Clinica Amistad provides free healthcare for people in need, regardless of immigration status. At Clinica Amistad, no one pays for services. Medical providers are volunteers. Whether the providers are retirees or they come to offer their services after they’re…

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Call for Proposals now open.

Is your organization a strong fit to partner with the Women’s Foundation?  Our 2017 Call for Proposals is now open.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Women’s Foundation will be awarding unrestricted grants in the range of $25,000 – $40,000 in 2017. Click here to learn more and apply to partner with us…

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25 Years of Changing Women’s Lives

Your generosity is inspiring. Thanks to you, our 25th Anniversary Luncheon set new records and exceeded goals. An impressive sold out crowd of 1,000 supporters-including donors, corporate sponsors, community leaders and grantee partners filled the Tucson Convention Center on April 20th. We’re so thankful to this year’s sponsors and the many generous donors who have contributed…

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