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Abortion Ban Poses Greatest Risk to the Economic Mobility of Thousands of Arizona’s Families

By Amalia LuxardoPublished as an opinion in the Arizona Daily Star As a mother of three young children recently returning from maternity leave, I’ve been processing that I have returned to work with fewer rights than when my son was born just five months ago. Pima County’s decision to resurrect the 1864 law prohibiting abortion […]

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WFSA Invests $325K in Arizona Nonprofits through First Statewide Fund

Women and Girls of Color Fund selects five grantee partners, spanning eight counties   The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (formerly the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona) announced the five grantee partners for the Foundation’s inaugural Women and Girls of Color Fund. The unrestricted funding totals $325,000 and can be renewed for up to three […]

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Teen Philanthropists Open Grant for Marginalized Communities in Southern Arizona 

Teen Philanthropists Open Grant for Marginalized Communities in Southern Arizona  After-school program for teens will award $5,000 to a local non-profit serving BIPOC women   TUCSON, Ariz., (October 12, 2021) Unidas, an award-winning after-school program has announced a request for proposals for a $5,000 grant to benefit nonprofits serving women and girls. This announcement comes during the week of International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raising awareness and posing solutions for […]

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After 30 Years, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Changes Name, Expands Statewide Reach in Gender Equity Work

  The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona announced today that it has changed its name to the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona and will expand the scope of its work to more formally include women and girls throughout the state. The Foundation began in 1991 as a scholarship fund for women in Southern […]

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White Paper: Women’s Economic Impact

At WFSA, we believe that financial empowerment is women’s empowerment. We continue to research socio-economic gender equity approaches and advocate to elected officials. WFSA continues to research, advocate, publish research and reports, and draft policies that keep women at the forefront of our state’s decision-making. Below is a link to a WFSA white paper that […]

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2021 Arizona Legislative Recap

The 2021 Legislative Session was one of the longest sessions in state history and was flooded with unpredictability. In the end, the Governor signed a $12.8 billion budget. This year, we’ve seen progreshttps://f73c8e1aa0.nxcli.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Newsletter-Graphics-6.pngs in a few key areas including child care, higher education, and health and wellness. There is still so much to do, but […]

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WFSA Announces Board Changes

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Announces Board Changes   The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA) is pleased to announce new changes within the board of trustees.   The incoming Board Chair is Gabriela Cervantes, a local business leader, dedicated philanthropist, and longtime supporter and board member. Her longstanding history with WFSA lends to her role, where […]

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