- "There is a credibility factor (of being affiliated with WFA) that is important…to the extent that services for girls and women are under funded in this community, we need a specialized funder."
- Mary Ellen Stone
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
Women's Funding Alliance (WFA) is the leading funder in Washington state that invests in and advocates for women and girls. By strategically supporting organizations that promote progressive change and social justice for women and girls, we have a dramatic impact on their increased ability to serve our community.
The Women's Funding Alliance envisions a world where every woman and girl has the opportunity to live, lead and thrive.
Since 1983, Women's Funding Alliance (WFA) has been promoting community health and vitality by investing in opportunities for women and girls. We know the well-being of women and girls often indicates a healthy society. When women and girls thrive, our entire community benefits.
A Closer Look is a landmark, in-depth study that looks at the quality of life of women and girls in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. Our goal is to present a clearer picture of their lives, to understand the pressing challenges and needs, and to offer possible solutions.
Social change philanthropy is distinguished from other forms of grantmaking by the central tenet that philanthropy's success is measured not only by where the money is given, but also the process by which it is given.
Women's Funding Alliance (WFA) was formed in 1983 as a way to enable women's and girls' organizations to raise money through workplace giving campaigns. WFA became the second women's federation in the country and one of the first alternative workplace giving options in the Northwest.