Join us to create an Arizona where women and girls of all identities thrive.

The Women’s Found­­ation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) innovates to create social, political, and economic change that achieves equity for women and girls of all identities through our integrated framework of research, advocacy, grantmaking, and innovative programmatic solutions.

We Research

Nonpartisan research is at the heart of everything we do. WFSA research identifies the biggest economic barriers and opportunities for women and girls in Arizona to inform our work.
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We Innovate

Big problems need bold solutions, so we seek to achieve long-lasting systemic change with innovative approaches. We create, pilot, and scale programs that empower and uplift women and girls like the Unidas Teen Philanthropy Program and Pathways for Single Moms.
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We Advocate

WFSA strives to remove systemic barriers facing women and girls through policy change. Together with our statewide coalition of advocates, we write, run, support and enact legislation that levels the playing field.
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We Invest

Organizations that support women and girls are chronically underfunded. WFSA aims to change that by investing in a wide range of organizations that position women and girls to thrive through a unique model of unrestricted and renewable grants.
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Women’s Foundation Reveals an Update to the Real Cost of Living for Working Families

Self-Sufficiency Standard Tableau Now Available to the Public  

The Self-Sufficiency Standard depicts a realistic measurement of the income needed for families in this state.   

Many workers in Arizona have earnings that fall far short of what’s needed to meet basic family needs, even if their income is well above the official federal poverty guidelines.

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Together, we are changing lives in Arizona.

Recent impact highlights:

  • Distributed nearly one million dollars, bringing our total investments in Arizona to nearly $20M over thirty years
  • Passed legislation that benefits up to 33,000 Arizona moms and their children, moving families out of poverty and into a future of opportunity and financial security
  • Expanded to represent the State of Arizona, focusing on the state as a whole to achieve a greater impact
  • Launched Arizona’s first statewide Women and Girls of Color Fund for organizations led by and serving women and girls of color
  • Continued to optimize programming which includes the Pathways for Single Moms program and Unidas Teen Philanthropy program with plans to roll out programming across Arizona
  • Launched a statewide listening tour because we recognize that no one knows what a community needs better than the community itself