Breaking down barriers

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We Support

Since 1977, WOMEN’S WAY has been breaking down barriers that hold women and girls back through our key roles of convener, grant maker and educator/mobilizer. We work in partnership with individuals, organizations, and communities that have a stake in advancing gender equity to build a region where all women and girls thrive.

To ensure that individuals’ donations are invested wisely, WOMEN’S WAY is:

  • Nimble and flexible in response to urgent needs

  • A leader in systems-level learning, driving deep impact across the Philadelphia region

  • A catalyst for collaboration

  • Making data-driven decisions

  • Engaging donors on the impact of their investments

  • A regional thought leader on women’s issues

In Addition

We understand that inequities, biases, and norms are inextricably linked, including those rooted in gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, differential ability, age and socioeconomic background. We will use this lens to inform our grantmaking process.


Immediate Response
Action Fund

To quickly respond to the escalating urgent needs of women and girls


Gender Wealth Institute

To bring together government, nonprofits, philanthropy, businesses and women experiencing economic insecurity around the shared vision that all women in the Philadelphia region attain financial well-being for themselves and their families.


Young Women’s Initiative (YWI)

The WOMEN’S WAY Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) is a dynamic group of people between the ages of 21 and 45 who identify as women. YWI works to develop its members as community and business leaders, advocates for social change, and civically engaged philanthropists raising critical funds for WOMEN’S WAY.