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WFWM Meets COVID Challenges with Bold Grant Opportunities

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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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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

"In late April, we predicted that women would lead the way through the pandemic. We have seen this play out on the world stage and right here in Western Massachusetts as women lead various industries and play critical roles in the response to COVID-19."

https://www.masslive.com/opinion/2021/02/outlook-2021-pandemic-inspires-mothers-of-equitable-re-invention-guest-viewpoint.html

Do you know about the eviction moratorium & what it means? Join us 2/25/21 to hear more about what has happened locally, what the role of state legislators in addressing this crisis, where people can go for help, and what to expect moving forward. RSVP with the #linkinbio

As the "shecession" continues, "many experts say measures to combat the economic fallout from COVID-19 must address the pandemic's disproportionate impact on women — especially women of color." Hear more from C. Nicole Mason on this "shecession." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFFVfUuytc

A @UMassPolicy faculty/student/alum team is researching how the #COVID19 #pandemic is affecting women, both professionally & personally.

@SBS_UMass @UMassAmherst @UMassEcon @WomensFundWMass @CEE_UMass @MassCSW

https://www.masslive.com/opinion/2021/02/outlook-2021-pandemic-inspires-mothers-of-equitable-re-invention-guest-viewpoint.html

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Events

Thu 25

Wait…What?! Evictions and the Eviction Moratorium

February 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Perspectives from the C-Suite: Women's Leadership Panel
Mar 08
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February 17, 2021 in Community Investments

Power Women Hour featuring Kisha Zullo

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February 2, 2021 in Grants

WFWM Meets COVID Challenges with Bold Grant Opportunities

WFWM Meets COVID Challenges with Bold Grant Opportunities Spring 2021 Grant Opportunities Multiple grants totaling up to $250,000 will be awarded by The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) to…
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