WOMEN AND GIRLS OF COLOR FUND

Community Impact

The first of its kind in Arizona, this new fund focuses on the sustainable growth and positive outcomes of organizations serving our state’s most marginalized communities: women and girls of color. This fund provides unrestricted, general operating funds for organizations led by and serving women and girls of color in Arizona. We know that organizations doing the work are best equipped to make decisions specific to their needs for improving outcomes for the women and girls they serve.

This grant is currently closed.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude to be a recipient of this Fund, being the first of its kind, in a state where the most marginalized community is BIPOC women. Organizations like ours, that are women-led and serve our community, are chronically underfunded and the funding of this allows us to get closer to our goal of achieving birth equity for women of color and their families in Arizona by increasing access to culturally responsive care during all reproductive stages.”

– Ivette Fullerton with the Cihuapactli Collective

Meet Our Current Grantee Partners:

Beyond the Hurt

Their Mission: Empowering single mothers, at-risk youth, domestic violence survivors, and women recovering from substance abuse through education and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro

Their Mission: Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro is a Black, Queer, and Femme-led organization that centers Black people who are the most impacted and marginalized because we believe ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER. We build solidarities with other colonized folks in the Global South to end imperial rule.

Their Mission: Cihuapactli Collective came together in 2015 after experiencing a lack of community support for families & womb health. Since then, they’ve humbly led the effort in Phoenix to bring Indigenous families together, share knowledge wisdom, and provide care for those in need.

Phoenix Legal Action Network Logo

Their Mission: PLAN promotes justice in Arizona by building community trust and power with immigrant-led organizations to advance the rights of immigrants and their families.

Who Should Apply

Organizations in Arizona led by and serving women and girls of color are encouraged to apply. This includes organizations that serve trans-women, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people of color.

Eligibility Requirements

Limited to Arizona organizations led by and serving women and girls of color

Highest leadership position must be held by a woman of color

75% of the organization’s decision-making must come from women and girls of color

The ability to demonstrate that 75% or more of its service population is comprised of women and girls of color

Goals

The WFSA Women and Girls of Color Fund is designed to support organizations led by and serving women and girls of color with capacity building, community connections, and operational support. WFSA strives to make grantmaking accessible, culturally informed, and intentional through a community-led approach. Shaped by community dialogue and research, this fund also addresses the unique needs and circumstances of organizations serving women and girls of color including a lack of visibility, safe spaces, and representation.

About Our Committee

Members of the WGOCF advisory committee represent the nuanced and holistic identities that makeup women of color in Arizona. Committee members represent a range of racial and ethnic identities as well as professions and regions in Arizona.

This committee also shares two considerable traits: Lived experiences as women and girls of color in Arizona as well as a collective dedication to the intentional and culturally informed support of women and girls of color.

Organizations interested in applying for the Women & Girls of Color Fund are invited to watch the online information session video. This session is designed to introduce organizations to WFSA, the grant cycle process, and provide details about the Women and Girls of Color Fund. You will learn about WFSA’s commitment to creating safe and supportive opportunities for BIPOC and women-led organizations serving women and girls of color, and information about the focus groups that helped inform the fund.

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