Investing in our future

We Support

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

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.


Action Fund

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


Collaborating for
Gender Equity and
Justice Fund

To support current, and catalyze new, cross-sector collaborations that address structural gender, racial, and socioeconomic inequities, build community leadership and power, and lead to policy, systems and structural change

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

Shared Safety

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