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Teen Philanthropists Open Grant for Marginalized Communities in Southern Arizona 

Teen Philanthropists Open Grant for Marginalized Communities in Southern Arizona  After-school program for teens will award $5,000 to a local non-profit serving BIPOC women   TUCSON, Ariz., (October 12, 2021) Unidas, an award-winning after-school program has announced a request for proposals for a $5,000 grant to benefit nonprofits serving women and girls. This announcement comes during…
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White Paper: Women’s Economic Impact

At WFSA, we believe that financial empowerment is women’s empowerment. We continue to research socio-economic gender equity approaches and advocate to elected officials. WFSA continues to research, advocate, publish research and reports, and draft policies that…
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2021 Arizona Legislative Recap

The 2021 Legislative Session was one of the longest sessions in state history and was flooded with unpredictability. In the end, the Governor signed a $12.8 billion budget. This year, we've seen progreshttps://www.womengiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Newsletter-Graphics-6.pngs in a few key…
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WFSA Announces Board Changes

Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona Announces Board Changes   The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) is pleased to announce new changes within the board of trustees.   The incoming Board Chair is Gabriela Cervantes, a local business leader…
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Our Bill Passed – We Changed the Law!

WE DID IT! Together, we changed the law! It’s official - House Bill 2016 was passed by the Arizona State Legislature, and was signed by Governor Ducey on April 28, 2021. Moms receiving child care assistance in…
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We’re hiring a Program Manager!

The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona is hiring a Program Manager for our 'Pathways for Single Moms' program! Launched in 2020, this grant-funded program connects single mothers to high demand one-year CTE programs in fields that pay…
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Celebrating 30 Years of TrailblAZing Women

Thank you for joining us for WFSA Luncheon 2021! The event has ended but you can still watch!  Where: Right here on our website and the WFSA Facebook page The program: >> Keynote conversation on gender and racial equity…
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The Annual Luncheon is TODAY!

Please join us for WFSA Luncheon 2021 as we go big to celebrate TrailblAZers for our 30th anniversary! When: TODAY! Friday, March 12 at 12 noon Where: Streaming right here on our website and the WFSA Facebook page The…
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Our address has changed

ANNOUNCEMENT: We have moved out of our physical office at 1661 N. Swan and will be operating remotely through the first half of 2021. Before COVID-19 hit, WFSA had outgrown our office space and were looking for…
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Statement: Silence is Complicity.

Our hearts are broken. They break for George Floyd, and Dion Johnson, and Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality and the oppressive racist systems…
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Responding to COVID-19

Our 27th annual luncheon is ON - in your living room! Join the Living Room Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 28 on Facebook live or right here on our website. The event is free to…
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Call for Nominations

The Laura Penny Community Impact Award was created in recognition of Laura’s incredible accomplishments as the Women’s Foundation’s CEO from 2004-2014.  Laura was a true change maker, so in her name, this annual Award recognizes a…
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New Research on Self-Sufficiency

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2019 examines the relationship between income, the recession, and costs to determine the ability for families across Arizona to meet basic needs. It goes beyond federal poverty guidelines to show us…
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US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on BBC News.  school in Indiana has been criticised for apparently shooting teachers "execution style" with pellets as part of an "active-shooter drill". The case…
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The post-election hangover cure

Hilary Van Alsburg, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published the Arizona Daily Star. "The election is over. What’s next? The energy leading up to the election carried with it an undercurrent of urgency by voters…
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Help make sure SB 1173 is heard

Please contact House members now and let them know how important SB 1173 is and that it does NOT cost any money. As you know, SB1173 would help single moms get the education they need while making…
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What a day! They can DEFINITELY hear us now.

Thank you for making the 26th Annual Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona Luncheon such a success! Over 1000 people attended our Annual Luncheon on April 24, 2019 - nonprofit partners and grantees, philanthropists, community leaders, Unidas participants…
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Donor Advised Fund Recommendation

Thank you for visiting, this page if for donors who have established Donor Advised Funds held at the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona.  Submit your secure Donor-Advised Grant Recommendation Form.  
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$1 Million Challenge Goal Met Early

Thanks to an outpouring of support from donors, and the hard work of women’s foundation fundraising volunteers and board members, the goal was met far earlier than expected. In partnership with the Connie Hillman Family Foundation…
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What makes a gift transformational?

When you give to the Women's Foundation, you transform over 20 nonprofit organizations reaching over 15,000 women and girls. In our newest interview series, learn about three featured grantee partners and how a grant from the…
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