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WHWF March Newsletter

March 8-14 is a Special Week in Spokane!

We're celebrating local women in a big way this month! Women Helping Women Fund, in partnership with Numerica Credit Union, has aligned with the City of Spokane to proclaim March 8-14 Women Helping Women Week. During this special week, we will be celebrating the women who “wow” us through a social media challenge. Join us in this challenge and share the women who have made a difference in your life. Know a woman who wows you?

Follow us on social and get ready to share your #WomenWhoWowSpo!



  • Spokane Valley Partners is in need of volunteers! They could not accomplish all that they do without the hours and talents provided by volunteers. They have a variety of roles available at varying levels of commitment. Visit their website for more information.

  • In case you missed it, Transitions hosted a virtual tour of Miryam's House last week. They shared about Miryam’s House and a Miryam’s Alumna. If you are interested in donating needed items to Miryam’s House view the wish list here.

  • Joya has had great success going digital and meeting an unmet need of their families. Learn more about the switch to a texting and telehealth platform that aims to improve attendance and outcomes for the children and families they serve.



Last week we hosted our very first Nonprofit Connect with Catholic Charities Eastern Washington! Get an inside look at the Circle of Security Parenting course which is offered through their CAPA/PREPARES (Childbirth and Parenting Assistance) program.

Nonprofit Connect is a monthly engagement opportunity that helps our community connect with local nonprofits that help women and children. We hope you can join us on March 23 at 10:30am when we connect with Spokane Angels to learn more about their important work to support children and families experiencing foster care.



A scholarship fund was established in 2006 to honor WHWF Co-Founder, Vivian Winston. Winston focused on social justice work, long before it was trendy. She was an early advocate for women and children, a member of Spokane’s chapter of the League of Women Voters from its inception in 1948, as well as the first woman president of Spokane’s United Way in 1969.

Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit, exemplary character with preference given to students demonstrating financial need. The value of the award is $1,500 to $4,000. Applications are now open through March 22, 2021.



The "We Rise By Listing Others" t-shirt is back by popular demand in honor of Women's History Month and Women Helping Women Week! All proceeds will go toward scholarships for our Vivian Winston Scholars. This is the last time this t-shirt will be available, so don't miss your chance to purchase one before March 21!



Thank you to Rosauers Supermarkets for supporting WHWF as a Benefactor Partner! Together we're empowering women and children throughout Spokane County!

We're building a new kind of giving community. As we look toward the future of the organization, we are focused on providing increased value and voice to our donors, investors and corporate partners. We are asking companies to shift from being an event sponsor to an organizational partner to make a greater impact on our mission during these trying times while providing you with a more unique branding opportunity.

This year has been incredibly tough for so many businesses—we're proud of the way our community is keeping spirits up and continuing on! Please contact for next steps. We look forward to partnering with you!



Thank you to board members, volunteers, and the grant finalists for insightful and engaging site visits last month! We had the pleasure to connect with 23 nonprofit organizations and learn more about the innovative programs impacting women and children across Spokane County.

Would you like to learn more about the current grantmaking process?



Our February InstaGrant recipient was Meals on Wheels Spokane! You made it possible to provide 100 meals with this InstaGrant.

Throughout Spokane there are hundreds of seniors who are homebound and looking for resources to remain in their homes, preserving dignity and independence.

Meals on Wheels Spokane delivers more than just a nutritious daily meal. These meals come with powerful care management services that give our elderly neighbors a direct contact to which they can reach out to daily for comfort and support.


Below thank you from 2020-21 Grantee, Gonzaga University! You helped to fund The Campus Kitchen program:


Your kind heart makes it possible for local women and children to access life-changing programs when they need them the most.

We appreciate your support!


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