Thanks to our generous donors, we awarded over $700,000 in grants to 28 organizations in 2017.
Equity & Opportunity Fund Grants
The Equity and Opportunity Fund grant-making initiative strives to build the long-term economic security and financial independence of low-income, women-headed families. Each of these recipients are receiving three-year grants to expand and enhance their existing services.
Melody S. Robidoux Public Policy Grants
Melody S. Robidoux Public Policy Grants invest in organizations influencing legislative and/or workplace policy change that improve the lives of Southern Arizona women and families in economics, safety, health and leadership.
- Alliance for Justice
- Children’s Action Alliance
- Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.*
Harriet Silverman Small Grant Fund Awardees
Harriet Silverman Small Grant Fund Grants invest in small, grassroots organizations in our region that exemplify the vision of the WFSA.
- Arivaca Action Center, Inc.
- Heartsounds: Mother and Infant Care
- Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona
- PowerSource Tucson, Inc.
- Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition
- Vail Education Foundation
Annual Competitive Grants
Annual grants are awarded to organizations that demonstrate measurable impact in economic change that empowers women.
- Community Food Bank, Inc.
- Compass Affordable Housing
- Earn to Learn
- Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
- The Haven
- Helping Hands for Single Moms Tucson
- International Rescue Committee Tucson
- Law College Association for James E. Rogers College of Law
- Literacy Connects
- Our Family Services, Inc.
- Primavera Foundation
- Southeast Arizona Area Health Education
- Youth On Their Own
- YWCA of Southern Arizona
Unidas Grants are awarded to organizations addressing needs identified by the young women participants of the Unidas Leadership and Philanthropy program.
- University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women
Women’s Health Initiative
In partnership with University of Arizona Health Sciences, this three-year collaborative addresses behavioral health needs of women in border communities to reduce health disparities.
- Mariposa Community Health Center (collaborative lead agency)
*Founder’s Award, as designated by WFSA founders Melody Robidoux and Harriet Silverman, for exemplifying the mission of the WFSA.
Special Thanks to the Connie Hillman Family Foundation for partnering with WFSA to increase the impact of our grants