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Advancing Women's Leadership

Your Women's Fund is dedicated to elevating the collective power of local women and girls to take charge, and to lead with purpose. Click to learn more about opportunities for leadership development for young women and adult women.


Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

Striving to create a climate of economic empowerment.


The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts fuels progress toward gender equity by funding the most promising solutions, collaborating with results-oriented partners, and by elevating the collective power of local women to take charge, and to lead with purpose.

We envision Western Massachusetts as a national leader for gender equity where people in our communities have the power to prosper economically, live safe and healthy lives, and thrive.


We mobilize the collective resources of our donors to provide support for nonprofits that address the most urgent problems facing western Massachusetts’ women and girls.

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Partnerships and Community Engagement

We leverage expertise, relationships, and resources to produce the most promising solutions and inspire cross-sector collaboration.

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Leadership Development

We give women and girls the tools, mentors, and confidence to become effective civic leaders and elected officials.

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@WomensFundWMass on twitter

SUPPORT A WOMAN ON YOUTUBE TODAY! A recent NY Times article discusses the hostile comments that woman receive on their posts.

Nikai Fondon came to the Women's Fund last summer as an intern and is now an official staff member serving as our Youth Development Coordinator. Read what Nikai has to say about her past year with the Women's Fund and the #YWI program.

You have two weeks to get your application in for the next session of the Leadership Institute for Public and Policy Impact. Apply online!

Yesterday, former President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting in South Africa said "I think empowering more women on the continent, that... is going to lead to some better policies." We give @BarackObama a High-Five!

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Nikai’s Year With YWI: A Review

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Nikai Fondon, Youth Development Coordinator (left) & Christine Monska, YWI Program Officer (right) Photo by Erin Long PhotographyNikai Fondon came to the Women's Fund as an intern last summer and…

Meet Our New Board Members!

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We are happy to announce that Rania Kfuri and MaryLynn Murray have joined the Women’s Fund Board of Directors as of July 1st.  Rania and MaryLynn will each serve a…

YWI Mini-Grants Announced

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In the past year, the Young Women’s Initiative participants were charged with identifying and researching issues that are barriers to young women and girls in Springfield. According to Program Officer,…
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Get ready to lead

By inspiring and training women to run for office and lead policy change, we are building a grassroots base of leaders that can be mobilized in support of policy change for gender equity.
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Let’s work together to ensure women have both the skills and resources to succeed economically, the power to act on economic decisions, as well as fair and equal access to economic institutions.