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Your Support Changes Lives

When you support WFSA, you help achieve long-lasting change. Every dollar you invest multiplies more than six-fold for women in Southern Arizona through new housing and employment opportunities; increased income, assets and savings: and decreased debt. Behind every one of our funding partnerships that your gifts make possible are countless stories of neighbors, mothers and friends in…

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“How can I help?” “Who should I help?”

“How can I help?” “Who should I help?” With thousands of non-profits in Southern Arizona and an ever-increasing need for our community, it can be overwhelming to determine the best place to provide support. However, as Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) supporters know, it’s important to invest in organizations that not only create change,…

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Every $1 invested creates $6.62 for women in So AZ

In April, the Women’s Foundation released our 2018 WFSA Impact Report, quantifying how we are making measurable changes in the lives of women and their families. In 2017, through our grantmaking program, WFSA invested over $700,000 that helped 9,286 women and girls increase their income and assets by $4.6 million through higher wages, decreased debt…

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Featured Grantee Partner: Compass Affordable Housing

Interview Series:  Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don’t know about your organization?  For one, we’re mostly run by women and we do a lot of work in the community with a very small staff. Secondly, we do a lot more than build housing. Our Community Housing Program provides housing assistance and support…

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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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