In Pierce County and around the world, when women are supported and given the tools they need to succeed, they not only improve the well being of their families, but of their entire community. We know that globally and locally, women and girls are disproportionately affected by a number of issues, including access to health care, domestic violence and abuse, lack of adequate financial resources, and more. In addition, women and girls often carry the majority of responsibility for care of children, sick, aging and disabled family members.
Founded in 1999, the Fund for Women & Girls recognized a need in our community to support organizations that specifically benefit women and girls. We believe that our community will be healthier, stronger, and more sustainable if women and girls are able to participate fully in all aspects of community life.
By mobilizing the power and passion of women working together, The Fund improves the lives of Pierce County women and girls through strategic philanthropy, grants, collaboration and advocacy.
- Our grant making addresses critical issues facing women and girls by supporting initiatives that foster self-esteem, self-reliance, and empowerment while building and strengthening community. To date we have invested over $500,000 in programs that are making a positive impact across Pierce County.
- As a convener, the Fund for Women & Girls also serves as a community resource and knowledge base on issues facing women and girls in Pierce County and hosts a variety of educational events throughout the year.
- Our annual fundraiser, the Power of the Purse Luncheon, brings together over 500 passionate individuals to inspire and support our work in the community
For more information on the Fund and how you can be involved, read the latest updates on our blog or contact Vanessa Lanza, Coordinator, Fund for Women & Girls, at 253.383.5622 or by email!