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 leadership development.

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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2022 Legislative Priorities

The 2022 State Legislative session is expected to be one-of-a-kind with projected legislation that will directly impact women and girls in our state.

In the midst of uncertainty and influence from around the country, WFSA remains committed to ensuring our voice is at the table during this important legislative session. If 2020 and 2021 taught us anything, it’s that far too many people in Arizona are living too close to the edge and are struggling to support their families and livelihood. It is more important than ever that we double down on our commitment to advocate for women and girls.

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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