About Women Helping Women Fund
Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) was founded in 1992 by six pioneering women who were committed to making a difference for Spokane women and children in need. The inaugural WHWF Luncheon hosted in 1993 raised over $80,000 for local support programs. Since then, our supporters have raised more than $6 million, which has funded over 500 programs focused on the issues faced by women and children.
Over the past 30 years, WHWF has been committed to building a large community of educated, strategic givers who are inspired to make lasting change. Our allocations process ensures that there are demonstrable results achieved by programs receiving funds. The board is deeply involved in research and site visits to the programs. We ensure that the money granted is going to the best use, and we require data to ensure the success of the program.
Recent Press Releases
January 23, 2023 - Women Helping Women Funds Announces Call for Applications for Vivian Winston Scholarship
January 10, 2023 - World-Renowned Impact Leader Shiza Shahid to Keynote Women Helping Women Funds’ Spring Fundraiser
May 19, 2022 - Women Helping Women adopts collective giving
May 18, 2022 - Authors Shana Knizhnik and Irin Camron share tales of the ‘Notorious RGB” for Women Helping Women Fund’s 30th anniversary gala
May 13, 2022 - Women Helping Women Fund prepares for 30th annual fundraiser as it supports women's and children's programs
October 5, 2020 - Women Helping Women Fund now accepting letters of intent
March 13, 2020 - 2020-21 Grantees Announced