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About Us

Women Helping Women Fund empowers Spokane area women and children to achieve their fullest potential, by building a strong, diverse community of educated, engaged and strategic givers.

Our History

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Who We Fund

Women Helping Women Fund provides funds to programs in the Spokane community that ensure women and children have opportunities to reach their highest potential.


We believe that when women succeed, we all succeed.

As one of the few funding organizations in the Spokane community committed to raising and awarding funds to non-profit programs, we help make this possible. WHWF promotes and funds programs that remove the social, economic and educational barriers preventing women from reaching their full intellectual and vocational potential.

Girls learning
WHWF Annual Luncheon

We believe in pooling money to create a bigger impact.

Since 1992, we have awarded over $6 million to 600 programs focused on the issues faced by women and children. We’ve achieved these results by consolidating resources, efforts and funds, and empowering the community to be change agents by supporting our women and children.

We believe in careful allocations and real results.

Our allocations process ensures that there are demonstrable results achieved by programs receiving funds. Board and volunteers are deeply involved in research and site visits to the programs. We ensure that the money we’re granting is going to the best use, and we require data to ensure the success of the program.

EWU Art for WHWF

2020-21 Board of Directors

Kristi Gravelle

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Stephanie Baumann
American Income Life

Angela Hayes
Associated Industries

Dr. Anne Oakley
Community Volunteer

Nicole Stewart

Providence Health Care

Traci McGlathery

Past President

Anne Cowles

Community Volunteer

Jennifer Koenig

Robert Half International

Tara Pendleton

Brittany Lockwood


Val Senatore
Community Colleges

of Spokane

Stacy Wenzl

WA State Department of Children, Youth & Families

Meredith Banka


Amy Roberts


Jennifer O'Callaghan

 President Elect
Numerica Credit Union


WHWF Staff

Heather Hamlin

Executive Director

Geneva Johns

Operations Manager