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.

Grantmaking

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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Are you a MA parent with a child getting ready for kindergarten? http://Waterford.org is working with @ParentVillages to provide the Waterford Upstart Summer Learning Path at no cost to families to keep kids on track over the summer.
Learn more: https://www.waterford.org/upstart/summer-learning-path/

Thank you, @lisa_rang, for sharing your story and vulnerability. This is a compelling argument for changing the practices of funding in #philanthropy. #equity #access

"New research suggests that the number of 'disconnected' young people —defined as those who are neither in school nor the workforce— is growing. For young women, the caregiving crisis may be a major reason they have put on hold their education or careers."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/us/young-women-unemployment-economy.html

#MothersEqualPayDay was May 5! The @EmpowermentMA, @MassCSW, and Amplify POC Cape Cod are hosting a virtual panel called with leaders from the labor, non-profit & business community to discuss pay equity for mothers in our state & across the US. Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zjOppG5QR-u2DkyQ1NZdaA

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May 3, 2021 in Education

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month May is also Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The statistics around mental health in the United States are striking, especially in the context of…
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May 3, 2021 in Education, Local

Learn, Act, Engage: Equity in Maternal Health

Learn, Act, Engage: Equity in Maternal Health Watch the recording for Wait…What?! Racial Disparities in Maternal Health Last month during Black Maternal Health Week, we hosted a "Wait…What?!" discussion on…
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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.