Thanks to our generous donors, we awarded over $700,000 in grants to over 30 organizations in 2018.
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.
- Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.
- YWCA Southern Arizona
FY20 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.
The Founder’s Award, as designated by WFSA founders Melody Robidoux and Harriet Silverman, exemplifies the mission of the WFSA.
- Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence
FY19 Annual Competitive Grants
Annual grants are awarded to organizations that demonstrate measurable impact in economic change that empowers women.
- Compass Affordable Housing
- Constructing Circles of Peace
- Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
- Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
- Interfaith Community Services
- Literacy Connects
- Our Family Services, Inc.
- Planned Parenthood Arizona
- Primavera Foundation
- Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF)
- Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
- 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.
- Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse – Spring 2019 men’s work focus
- Esperanza Dance Project – Spring 2019 sexual violence prevention focus
- Southern Arizona’s Children’s Advocacy Center – Fall 2018
- Our Family Services – Spring 2018
- Mariposas Sin Fronteras – Fall 2017
- University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women – Spring 2017
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)
Special Thanks to the Connie Hillman Family Foundation for partnering with WFSA to increase the impact of our grants