Invest in Women in the Washington DC Metro Area

Mar 26, 2012

Highlights of upcoming work in 2012

Many exciting things are happening at Washington Area Women's Foundation.  On January 30th we moved offices and we are now located at 1331 H Street, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.  We encourage our stakeholders to visit us and see our new space!

On March 1st, we unveiled our new logo and tagline - Stand together.  So she can stand on her own.  It perfectly encapsulates our mission to mobilize our community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in our region have the resources they need to thrive.  We know we can’t do it alone, but together, everything is possible. (Our new logo will be available to view shortly)

We are very excited to announce our partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Urban Institute to undertake a national research project to measure the return on investing in women and girls in the United States.  This groundbreaking research will provide important context for funders and policymakers on how vital it is to invest in women and girls. 

In the coming months we hope to expand our grantmaking to address the critical needs of girls and young women as they build their own path to prosperity.

And finally, in December 2011, our board approved $240,000 in grants to eight area nonprofits whose work is transforming the lives of women and girls.  Five of the nonprofits received funding from the Foundation’s Early Care and Education FundersCollaborative (ECEFC), a partnership between national and local private foundations, corporate funders and family foundations to increase access to quality early care and education in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  The ECEFC Grantee Partners are: CentroNía ($50,000) Empower DC ($50,000) Fairfax Futures ($50,000) Hopkins House ($25,000) Voices for Virginia’s Children ($50,000).  Three nonprofits received funding from the African American Women’s Giving Circle.  The giving circle supports African American women led organizations that improve the lives of African American women and girls in the Washington region.The African American Women’s Giving Circle Grantee Partners are: New Community for Children ($6,070) Our Place DC ($6,070) Petals of Primrose ($2,000).


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Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat

Vice Presdient
Washington, DC United States

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