Organizations and programs that advance the status of women and girls through our grantmaking programs. Since 1977, WOMEN’S WAY has strategically invested more than $23 million dollars into our community – making a meaningful difference for women, girls and families in the Greater Philadelphia region. Unlike most grantmaking organizations, WOMEN’S WAY has to raise virtually every dollar it puts out on the streets on an annual basis.
To ensure that individuals’ donations are invested wisely, WOMEN’S WAY is updating our grantmaking process, allowing us to:
Be more nimble and flexible in response to urgent needs
Be a leader in systems-level learning, driving deep impact across the Philadelphia region
Be a catalyst for collaboration
Make data-driven decisions
Engage donors on the impact of their investments
Be a regional thought leader on women’s issues
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.
Women’s Economic Security Initiative
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.
Most Recent Grantees
Women’s Medical Fund
Protecting and expanding abortion access for low-income women and teens through direct service and advocacy
Providing legal, resettlement, citizenship, and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds
A collaboration whose mission is to create a more effective city-wide response to domestic violence, and ultimately prevent domestic, intimate partner and relational violence