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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.


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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Recognize the power of speaking up. 💪
Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.
#CivicEngagement #VoiceofWomen #19thAmendment


"Women’s lives improve when government is more inclusive. So let’s do this already." #WellSaid #LetsDoThisAlready #WomenPower


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LIPPI 2.0 Extended Deadline: Spread the Word

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Women from all across Western Massachusetts and the surrounding areas are sharing their experience of LIPPI. Shining the spotlight on our exceptional community members gives us all the opportunity to…

18 Degrees Leads Young Women’s Initiative

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Artist: Alana Seltsam (Read more about Alana) We are excited to announce a new partnership with 18 Degrees, formerly known as Berkshire Children & Families. Stephanie Steed, Vice President of…

Welcoming New Members to the Board of Directors

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We are pleased to announce that Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Luzed Guzman, Shela Levante, Dr. Martha Potvin, Lisa Ranghelli, Nancy Robinson, Karla Travieso, and Gwendolyn VanSant have joined the Women’s Fund Board…
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Get ready to lead

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.