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In Communities, In Courtrooms, In Philanthropy, In the Streets – Celebrating the Transformative Leadership of AAPI Women

May 6, 2022 /

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women are reimagining our present. They are leading movements in their communities, in courtrooms, in philanthropy, and in the streets to bring us into a brighter world than the one we’re living in today. As we celebrate their heritage during the month of May, we also celebrate the future they […]

Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Monaghan Shares Thoughts on Multiyear Giving

May 6, 2022 /

In this lightning interview, WDN member Elizabeth Monaghan reflects on multiyear support and what it can mean for a donor and an organization. What does supporting WDN through a multiyear gift mean to you? Why commit a multiyear gift to WDN? Supporting WDN through a multiyear gift is an expression of my commitment to WDN […]

Shine On Our Work in 2021: Our Annual Report

April 28, 2022 /

Now, two years into the COVID-19 pandemic – complicated by vaccine misinformation, deep racism, climate crises, and economic insecurity for millions of people – women leaders, communities of color, and a new generation of activists are rising up. Together, we are creating a bold new vision. Read about WDN and WDN Action’s part in supporting […]

Our First Round of Grants for 2022: $2.67M!

April 22, 2022 /

“2021 was a year of learning. 2022 is a year of action.” – WDN Programs & Initiatives Manager, Summer Migliori Soto Anti-abortion advocates are expecting the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in July, midterms are underway, we are at a tipping point in our response to climate change, and the number of anti-democratic […]

4 Steps to Align Your Investments With Your Values

April 5, 2022 /

WDN’s learning series, Impact Investing: When Money Meets Mission, encouraged participants to approach their investments with a values lens. Beginning with simple cash investments and advancing to more sophisticated impact investing opportunities like venture capital, each workshop focused on equipping our participants with the tools to purposefully invest in causes and communities that they care […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Sparking Environmental Action

April 4, 2022 /

Climate change has reached a boiling point. Every day brings fresh signs of the crisis, from historic wildfires to once-a-century flooding, from unpredictable growing seasons to devastating hurricanes and tornadoes, with the worst impacts hitting communities with the fewest resources to respond. We must take radical action to slow the pace of change and mitigate […]

Birth Justice Now

March 13, 2022 /

In 2021, WDN hosted Uplifting Birth Justice, a series in partnership with 18 birth justice organizations and partners. Amanda Coslor, a WDN member and board member of the Birth Justice Fund at Groundswell Fund and the Thriving Women’s Initiative at Seven Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, told us what’s been happening on the birth justice […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Building Power for the Women Who Feed Us All

Farmworkers are perhaps the single most essential workers in our communities. Without food, nothing else matters. And yet, farmworkers often toil under backbreaking conditions and for poverty wages. Roughly 50% of farmworkers are undocumented, leaving them at risk of deportation and exploitation by employers. Female farmworkers are regularly sexually harassed and assaulted. Farmworkers pay a […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Navigating reproductive health chaos

March 9, 2022 /

Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, people across the U.S. could be certain that, however fiery the anti-choice movement’s rhetoric, the right to an abortion was inviolable. This key victory empowered the pro-choice movement to shift its focus toward ensuring universal availability of reproductive health services for everyone. However, regressive state governments […]

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Grantmaking for Change in 2022

March 4, 2022 /

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – exacerbated by misinformation, deep racism, climate crises, and economic insecurity for millions of people – a new generation of young activists, women, trans, and nonbinary leaders and communities of color are rising up. Through deep relationships and movement expertise, Women Donors Network’s members and grantee partners have collectively shaped […]

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