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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

We've added our name to the many other women's foundations condemning the separation of immigrant families at the US border.

Another great reason to go out to dinner.

Congratulations to our board member Pia Kumar for receiving a @BusinessWest 40 Under Forty award last night!! Some many powerful women were honored last night. Congratulations to everyone!

What are you waiting for? Are you a woman in #WesternMass looking for the skills to make changes in your community? Our Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (#LIPPI) is the solution. Applications for the 2018-2019 session are due June 29th.

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Meet Our Summer Intern!

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Olivia McCulloch is a freshman at Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a strong interest in media and outreach. She has experience in collecting stories through interviews for website publication…

Trio of WFWM Young Women Attended “Life Changing Event”

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In early May, CEO Donna Haghighat took three of our Young Women’s Advisory Council members from Springfield and peer youth leader Nikai Fondon to the United State of Women Summit…

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…
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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.