A community foundation focused on grant-making, research, and education benefiting women and girls in the Greater Philadelphia region by identifying needs, sharing knowledge, convening the community, and building awareness to challenge social inequities.
WOMEN’S WAY was founded in 1977 and since then has put over 23 million dollars to work right in the Greater Philadelphia region advancing the rights of women and girls and fighting for gender equity. We utilize our expertise in issues relating to women and girls to invest in the community in a responsive way.
WOMEN’S WAY grants critical funds to agencies addressing a broad continuum of core issues that impact women of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, with a particular focus on organizations providing services to low income women and their families. Funded agencies provide services around a myriad of issues including violence against women, economic self-sufficiency, equality, education, women’s and girls’ empowerment, women’s and maternal health, aging, and reproductive rights.
The WOMEN’S WAY Immediate Response Action Fund (IRAF) is focused on addressing the timely and urgent needs of our partner agencies - focusing on an unanticipated need that requires urgent action. If approved, funds are disbursed within 10 business days.
The Women’s Economic Security Initiative is a systems-level collaborative initiative centered around the shared vision that all women in the Philadelphia region attain financial well-being for themselves and their families. The first pilot program integrates financial coaching into early care and education programs, serving the staff and caregivers in low-income, under-served communities.
In addition to our grant-making work, WOMEN’S WAY holds a number of public events to shine a light on current women’s issues and ensure a rich public dialogue about issues impacting women and girls. Visit our website (womensway.org) or Facebook page (facebook.com/womensway) to learn more and to sign up for e-mail newsletters and advocacy alerts.