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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.

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 nonprofit 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

2022-23 Board of Directors

Jennifer O'Callaghan

Numerica Credit Union

Nicole Stewart 

President Elect


Besse Bailey

Mountain West Bank

Dr. Anne Oakley Secretary

Community Volunteer

Nicole Diedrich

Diedrich Marketing Strategies

Brittany Lockwood
ENGIE Insight

Tara Pendleton


Kelly Selby

Bank of America

Angela Hayes

Associated Industries

Megan Livres

Winston & Cashatt Lawyers

Carol Plischke

Partners with Families & Children

Robin Toth

WA Dept. of Commerce

Jennifer Koenig

Robert Half International

Alison Mallahan


Linda Tompkins

Community Volunteer

Beth Winter


WHWF Staff

Heather Hamlin

Executive Director

Geneva Johns

Operations Director