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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Receives $350K from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Support Single Moms

TUCSON, Ariz. (December, 21 2022) – The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) has received a $350,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The gift will support the statewide expansion of Pathways for Single Moms. This innovative program gives single mothers the resources and support they need to pursue higher education, […]

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Youth Philanthropists Award $5K to Organizations That Support Trans and LGBTQ+ Communities

Two girls at school looking at each other and smiling.

 TUCSON, Ariz., (December 20, 2022) Unidas, the award-winning after-school teen program run by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA), selected transgender rights as the focus of this semester’s grant and has awarded $5,000 in funding to three organizations.   After navigating the grantmaking process as a group, the Unidas teens selected the following:  […]

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Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona Statement Regarding Signing of the Marriage Equality Act

TUCSON, Ariz., (December 15, 2022) – This week, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law. The signing of the bill has been a long time coming and is a historic win for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies as well as for people in interracial marriages. The Act represents the progress we […]

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Teen Philanthropists Open Grant to Support Indigenous People 

After-school program for teens will award $5,000 to a local non-profit serving marginalized communities   TUCSON, Ariz., (October 12, 2022) Unidas, an award-winning after-school program has announced a request for proposals for a $5,000 grant to benefit nonprofits serving Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.  The after-school program teaches high school-aged young women and gender-expansive teens about leadership, philanthropy and social justice issues through […]

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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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Single Mothers in Greater Metro Phoenix Get a Chance at Free Higher Education

Dress for Success Phoenix Partners with the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona to Expand the Program to the Valley Dress for Success Phoenix has been selected by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) as the nonprofit partner to launch the Pathways for Single Moms Program in the state’s central region. […]

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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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