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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

Interested in knowing what 17 young women from Springfield feel is needed to increase prosperity for youth in western MA? Plan to attend their presentation on May 30th. #YWI is graduating! Let us know you'll be attending at

WFWM spending the day in a room full of strong women at the @womens_funding_network Women + Money Summit in NYC #womenfunded #mywomensfund

A great article about female coaches from Pau Gasol from the San Antonio Spurs. Let's give him a high five! @paugasol

Check out Cheyenne "Chi-Chi" Capella, #YWI Class of 2018, perform a poem she wrote at the Unify Against Bullying Fashion Show last night. She's amazing!!

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Wed 30

Young Women’s Initiative Graduation

May 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jun 04

Women Lead Change

June 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 27

Giving Tuesday

November 27
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RFP: Seasoned Consultant for LIPPI

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Request for Proposals:   Instructor, Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI)   Mission: The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) is a public foundation serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and…

Ode Auction for Action

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We’re feeling the love from Ode Boutique in Northampton! They have chosen The Women’s Fund as one of the recipients of the second annual Ode Auction for Action that takes…

Young Women’s Initiative Grantmaking

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Monday, May 21, 2018 The Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) consists of up to 20 young women from Springfield between the ages of 12 and 24. Through…
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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.