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WFSA Announces 29th Annual Luncheon

Virtual fundraising series features acclaimed author, advocate Stephanie Land The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) announced its 29th Annual luncheon series taking place April 12-14, 2022. This is the Foundation’s feature fundraising event to inform the community about its work and impact in addressing economic, gender and racial inequities throughout the State. […]

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Teen Philanthropists Announce Grant Opportunity in Partnership with Buffalo Exchange

Unidas, the award-winning after-school teen program run by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA), has announced it is accepting applications from March 1 through March 31 for its spring grant rounds generously sponsored for the second year by Buffalo Exchange.  “We’re very happy to continue supporting the Unidas Program in 2022. It’s […]

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WFSA Hosts Legislative Update Event

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona hosted a virtual event Wednesday, February 23 to provide updates on their proposed legislation as Arizona progresses through its legislative session.  WFSA has [worked with legislators to introduce] two bills and is following the progress of many others that impact women and girls in Arizona.  This event was […]

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$10,000 in Funding Available to Organizations Serving Women and Girls

 Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund Open from February 8 through March 4   Tucson, AZ—The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona announced it is accepting applications for one of its grant programs, the Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund, from February 8 through March 4, 2022. Grant awards of up to $5,000 are available for each recipient.    This year, up to $10,000 in available funding will support organizations dedicated to women’s health […]

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Laura Penny Community Impact Award Winner Announced

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) has announced this year’s Laura Penny Community Impact Award winner: Alba Jaramillo, Executive Director for Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors.    Named after former WFSA CEO, the Laura Penny Community Impact Award recognizes women making positive changes in the lives of women and girls. Each award […]

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Enrollment Opens for Teen After-school Program with Social and Emotional Health Benefits

With schools back in session, youth continue to face devastating mental health effects as a result of the pandemic. The Unidas Teen Philanthropy Program can provide high school women and gender-expansive youth with social support, self-care, leadership skills, and college and career readiness.  The pandemic has caused significant increases in anxiety, depression, suicide attempts, and other mental health problems. Late last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy […]

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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona hosts legislative kick-off event 

 The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona hosted a virtual educational event Monday, January 10 as Arizona opened its 2022 legislative session. The purpose of this public event was to inform Arizonans about upcoming legislation that affects women and girls in the state.  With a mission focused on gender equity, WFSA is dedicated to […]

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Teen Philanthropists Award $5K to Support Children, Caregivers

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 Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK).   This unique philanthropy and leadership program supports teens ranging in age from 14-18 as they navigate a selection process that includes community dialogue and interviews to guide their philanthropic decision. The choice to award this grant to ITK came after the […]

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$325K in Grants Supports Southern Arizona Nonprofits

Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Announces Five Annual Grantee Partners The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona today announced five nonprofit recipients of grants in Southern Arizona. This year, WFSA is investing $325,000 in these grantee partners with a three-year renewable commitment totaling up to $975,000. Each of the five grantees is receiving $65,000 this month.  The Foundation, which changed its name in October of this year to […]

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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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