FY10 Recent Achievements and Highlights
Women and Girls Impacted
Through the efforts of WFA and its grantee partners, over 173,000 women and girls were directly served this fiscal year. Hundreds of thousands more were indirectly impacted through advances in state and local policy benefitting women and girls.
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award
In November 2009, WFA received the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Nominated by one of our grantees, this award recognized WFA’s achievements in philanthropy on behalf of women and girls.
Rapid Response Funding: In January 2010, WFA provided critical start-up funding for The Bridge Program, the first comprehensive, residence-based program in Seattle for local girls who have been victimized by the commercial sex industry. WFA also joined an advisory body that will help inform a region-wide response to the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Leah C. McCollough Fund: In 2009 WFA launched this fund in memory of our former board president, Leah C. McCollough, who passed away unexpectedly in January 2009. Because Leah was committed to building the capacity of small non-profit organizations, WFA geared the fund toward that purpose.
- Read more about our grants program and recent grantee organizations
Women's Philanthropy Retreat
WFA launched its first weekend women's donor retreat, which provided an opportunity for our supporters to reflect on what they hope to achieve through their giving, receive tools for thinking strategically about philanthropy and make connections with other like-minded women.