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

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October 3, 2022 in Fundraising, Leadership, Local, Shared

Let the Sun Shine On by Joining Joan’s Circle

Let the Sun Shine On by Joining Joan’s Circle To mark our 25th anniversary, we want to make a bold move by inviting folks like you to consider making a…
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August 1, 2022 in Community Investments

Women’s Fund Intern Makes a Difference

Women's Fund Intern Makes a Difference At times, the Women's Fund accepts interns when the opportunity arises. Whether we fund a specific project or another institution sponsors the individual, we…
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July 6, 2022 in YWI Spotlight

Young Women’s Initiative Awards $30,000 in Grants

Young Women’s Initiative Awards $30,000 in Grants The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce that our Young Women’s Initiative awarded $30,000 in grants to Springfield-serving organizations for…
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