WOMEN’S WAY will fund organizations and programs which address at least one of the priorities identified below. All priorities are given equal weight. WOMEN’S WAY, however, is interested in programs which impact vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g. low-income, elderly, LGBTQ, disabled, immigrant, incarcerated women, etc.) and organizations engaged in both systemic advocacy and direct services.
Spring 2013 Priorities
The first four priorities are standing funding priorities for the Community Women’s Fund. The last priority was informed by the outcomes of the annual Women’s Issues Summit.
- Direct services for victims of violence and initiatives aimed at addressing and mitigating a culture of violence.
- Programs/Projects promoting economic justice and self-sufficiency for women and their families through services such as education; financial literacy; affordable, safe housing; career planning; job training and living wage employment; food security; quality childcare; and reliable transportation.
- Programs/Projects working to ensure access to affordable, quality health care; reproductive health services; and comprehensive sexual education; and initiatives that further the dialogue about reproductive justice.
- Programs/Projects helping girls develop healthy self-image and leadership skills to build their awareness of how they can positively impact the world around them.
An additional funding priority was determined by the outcomes of our 2012 Women's Issues Summit:
- Projects that involve collaboration/coalitions of organizations working on an issue related to our 4 aforementioned standing priorities.
WOMEN’S WAY will accept a proposal outside these priorities that forwards a core component of WOMEN’S WAY’s mission. Grants are available for project support and general operating expenses.