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WHWF December Newsletter

Last week we officially launched a new collective giving community! This new way to give goes beyond making a donation. When you become a member of this community, you will be able to take an active role in the work of Women Helping Women Fund.

Collective giving is a rapidly growing, philanthropic movement that empowers you to give together with other like-minded people and strengthen our community in the following ways. The perks of membership include:

Vote each year to help choose which issues will be the focus of the grant cycle and which nonprofit organizations will receive support with the pooled contributions.

Participate in learning and engagement opportunities to deepen your understanding and help you make informed decisions during the voting process.

Pool your contribution with others to make an even greater impact. Through collective giving, you help to award grants of $10,000+ to benefit many local nonprofits.

WHWF is a “No Guilt” organization – and we mean it! You can be involved at whatever level makes sense for you. No meetings or events are mandatory for members.

Join as an individual with a minimum $600 contribution (just $50/month) or gather your group and contribute $600 or more together. If you are 35 or younger, you can join as a young philanthropist for just $25/month. Learn more at


You showed your generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday—whether it was helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to cause, every act of generosity was impactful.

Even though GivingTuesday is over, you can still support the work of Women Helping Women Fund! Here are some great ways you can help:

  • Become a Member: We are so excited to give you the opportunity to actively engage in our work, volunteer your time, learn about the issues facing women and children in our community, and help to choose the nonprofit programs we support. This is the best way to support our annual grantmaking effort.

  • Make a One-Time or Recurring Gift: General donations to WHWF allow us to allocate funds where they are needed most. Recurring donations at any amount can be set up so you can automatically donate monthly, quarterly, or annually.

  • Support Our Programs: WHWF has two programs you can support! One is our Vivian Winston Scholarship that awards funds to assist mothers attending local institutions of higher education. The other is through our new InstaGrants that provide $500 or more to address immediate needs in our community. To contribute to one of these causes, enter SCHOLARSHIPS or INSTAGRANT in the comments box when filling out the online donation form.

  • Spread the word by liking, sharing and commenting on our social posts.

View more ways to give here.

  • Spokane Valley Partners has raised $37K of their $50K goal for the VS. HUNGER campaign! With a 50% increase in new clients accessing the food bank due to COVID-19, your support is needed now more than ever. Donate today!

  • Due to COVID-19, this year more than ever, The Salvation Army of Spokane is seeking the public’s help this Christmas to help our most vulnerable neighbors. You can assist by sponsoring a family or through their giving tree.

  • EduCare received a $10,000 grant from Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund made possible by the CARES Act with School's Out Washington and the Washington State Department of Commerce.

  • On December 10, join Spokane United Way Emerging Leaders and Whitworth University MBA of Jingle 'n Mingle 2020! This night of virtual trivia fun includes a delicious dinner from Heritage Bar & Kitchen. Registration is $20 and proceeds of the event will benefit Joya.