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The 2022 Legislative session has officially ended!

The 2022 legislative session has wrapped up with the Governor signing a historic $18 billion bipartisan budget — the largest passed in state history. This year, we’ve seen essential Arizona programs receive vital funding that will continue to support women and girls within the state. This includes a big legislative win for ongoing funding for […]

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Announcing WFSA’s First Advocacy Coalition

WFSA is proud to invite you to join the Foundation’s very first Advocacy Coalition! With representation from across Arizona, this coalition will collaborate to address systemic barriers and drive results-focused policy change for women and girls of all identities. You can support systemic change for Arizona women and girls through your partnership and participation. Join […]

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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Pilots Tool to Advance Economic Self-Sufficiency

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to pilot a tool that depicts the path to self-sufficiency for Arizonans who are currently accessing public benefits.   The Benefits Career Ladder Identifier and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) Dashboard helps provide an overview and estimated timeline of which […]

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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona named among the “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (July 12, 2022) – Arizona Capitol Times, Best Companies Group and Best Companies AZ announced today that the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona has earned a spot on the 10th annual list of 2022 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona.   This highly selective list is the result of anonymous and […]

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Arizona Teens Can Create Change for Women and Girls

Unidas Teen Philanthropy and Leadership Program Now Enrolling for Statewide Cohort  Unidas the award-winning after-school program from the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona, is now enrolling for its new statewide chapter.    Young women and gender-expansive individuals ages 14-18 interested in philanthropy and social justice are encouraged to apply for the fall semester. This […]

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Women’s Foundation Partners with YWCA Southern Arizona to Amplify Impact, Opportunity for Single Moms 

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona has announced a partnership with YWCA Southern Arizona to support the pathway to self-sufficiency for single moms.   Started by WFSA in 2020, the Foundation has incubated the Pathways for Single Moms program which helps single mothers obtain a certificate in growing fields that pay sustainable wages. The […]

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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Awards 10K to Local Non-Profits

Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund Supports Organizations Supporting Women The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) has awarded 10K in funding to four Arizona non-profits from the Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund.   The funding will support organizations dedicated to providing essential support and services for women and girls in southern Arizona.    The Women’s […]

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Teen Philanthropists Award $5K to One Hundred Angels Foundation

 TUCSON, Ariz., (May 16, 2022) Unidas, the award-winning after-school teen program run by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA), has awarded $5,000 in funding to One Hundred Angels Foundation.  This semester’s grant award was generously sponsored by Buffalo Exchange.   Unidas is a unique philanthropy and leadership program that supports teens ranging in […]

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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Hosts Documentary Filmmaker in Partnership with the Loft Cinema

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona has partnered with The Loft Cinema for a special outdoor screening of the documentary film “EXPOSURE.” This screening will feature an opening reception with WFSA and a post-screening question panel with documentary filmmaker Holly Morris.  About the film: EXPOSURE is a true story of ordinary women from the […]

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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 Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona revealed the updated Self-Sufficiency Standard Tableau on April 12 during their virtual luncheon series.    Introduced in 2002 to Arizona, the Self Sufficiency Standard depicts a realistic measurement of the income needed for families in this state.    […]

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