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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We want to take a moment to thank all of these Western MA women for running for elected offices. Win or lose, their leadership paves the way for emerging women leaders on any side of the aisle. #keeprunning #sprintANDamarathon @MWPC

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. @unwomen #orangetheworld #GenerationEquality Read more about action you can take: https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

If you or someone you love needs help, consult these resources: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/domestic-violence-programs-for-survivors

This panel discussion, moderated by Nicole M. Young, will center Civic Responsibilities in the Time of National Uprisings and Distress. Panelists will discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement, climate change, & the effects of COVID-19.
Register to join: https://bit.ly/wait-what-dec2

Amidst difficult times, we know there are strong women out there advocating for their families and communities. These leaders create change for #genderequity. Join our mission to amplify these voices with a gift on #GivingTuesday to the #WFWM. #YourVoiceMatters #YourMoneyMatters

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November 18, 2020 in Community Investments

Power Women Hour featuring Sonya Yelder

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November 8, 2020 in Event

8 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Assess Your Career

8 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Assess Your Career 1. It’s quarantine, baby. Maybe it feels like Groundhog Day inside your home. Or maybe you’re essential and you’ve…
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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.