The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona continues to grow and thrive, taking action to make lasting change
The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s strength comes from members’ commitment to their partners and the communities they serve. It has been an extraordinary year for the foundation (WFSA), filled with both challenges and accomplishments. Despite many hurdles, the organization has emerged stronger and more resilient than ever. To showcase this, members are pleased to share highlights from their 2023 Impact Report.
WFSA members continue to demonstrate their unwavering commitment to the organization’s vision for an Arizona where women and girls of all identities thrive. The ability to adapt quickly and make tough decisions has allowed WFSA to seize new opportunities for growth. In this last fiscal year, WFSA exceeded its fundraising goal and raised more than $3.2 million through grants and private donations. WFSA’s team has quickly grown to include 14 individuals from different walks of life – and it is still growing. The organization is currently engaged in a statewide listening tour as it continues to expand to rural communities across the state.
When you support the WFSA, you are making lasting and sustainable change for community members. Funds raised by WFSA are used to complete critical research projects, support numerous direct service organizations throughout the state, and invest in advocacy and legislative efforts that will create a sustainable Arizona on behalf of the nearly 3.6 million women and girls in our state.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the WFSA and join in making Arizona more equitable for all women and girls. Give now at www.womengiving.org/donate.
Impact of the Year:
- WFSA’s Pathways for Single Moms program participation increased by 53% and currently serves 108 single moms and 188 children statewide. This program allows single moms the opportunity to end generational poverty through a two-generation approach, providing certification in promising career fields that have pay scales providing a sustainable wage in Arizona.
- WFSA’s Unidas youth leadership program hosted 36 teens across the state of Arizona. The youth cohorts selected nonprofit organizations and awarded $10,000 over the year to several nonprofit organizations. These organizations include Mariposas Sin Fronteras, Equality AZ, El Rio Community Health Center Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP), and the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance.
- WFSA released and updated its critical Promising Career Paths Research this year, which identifies 29 career paths that will lead to self-sustainable wages in the state of Arizona. Read the full report at womengiving.org/research
- 84,236 individuals were served through WFSA’s FY23 grantmaking cycle through eight community partners including Community Investment Corporation, Cihuapactli Collective, Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, PLAN, Planned Parenthood Arizona, Beyond the Hurt, Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro, and Innovations4Justice.
- WFSA’s team visited ten Arizona regions through the Listening Tour project and made numerous connections within 50 Arizona communities. Recent Listening Tour partnerships include Prescott Woman Magazine, Pinetop Fall Artisan Festival, Flagstaff Women’s Soccer League, and The Rural Women’s Health Symposium, to name a few.
The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s commitment to community-centric action will grow along with their impact towards gender equity over the next year and beyond.
To join this movement and learn more, please visit womengiving.org.