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WHWF November Newsletter


For this milestone event, we pulled out all the stops. We present not one, but two powerful speakers. What these presenters have in common is a shared passion for the story of a woman who redefined what it means to empower women – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg was a fierce dissenter with a serious collar game. A legendary, self-described “flaming feminist litigator” who made the world more equal. And an intergenerational icon affectionately known as the Notorious RBG.

For our 30th Spring Fundraiser, we are bringing to Spokane Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg co-authors, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, who launched the supreme court judge into a pop cultural phenomenon.

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and work has captured the imagination of the American public. This runaway bestseller, brought to you by an attorney and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. Irin and Shana had intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well as interviews with the Justice herself.

Save the date for May 17, 2022 for an in person event!



Your donation helped to fund 16 grants this year to nonprofits who are providing important programs for women and children in our community. Here are updates from some of our grantees. Enjoy!

  • WEST CENTRAL COMMUNITY CENTER: Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? WCCC will be a distribution center for warm winter coats Tuesday, Nov. 2 - Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for a few volunteers to assist with the distribution effort. If you are interested in helping, click here for more information and to sign up.

  • TREEHOUSE: #TreehouseBingo is back for another year! It’s the traditional bingo game with a little twist, incorporating different ways to engage with Treehouse and your community. After submitting a completed bingo card and you’ll be entered to win Treehouse goodies.

  • TRANSITIONS: If you missed the live stream last month of their People Who Care 2021 virtual event, you can now view the recording on their YouTube page. You will hear inspiring stories during this short, 30-minute program celebrating 30 years of community at Women's Hearth.

  • NAMI SPOKANE: Things are hard. If you feel like you need a little extra support join one of their support groups! Connection support groups are for people who are managing mental health symptoms and conditions, led by trained peers who are on a similar journey with mental health conditions.

  • LUMEN HIGH SCHOOL: Help light up the night and support Lumen High School and GLOW Children Early Learning on November 6 at 5:30pm. Il-Lumen-ate the Night will be the most fun you've ever had in a school with local food and drinks, entertaining games, auction items, and fun with your friends!

  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES EASTERN WASHINGTON: Gonzaga Family Haven will house 73 families who have experienced homelessness. This is a permanent supportive housing complex where families can stabilize their lives. The project was awarded $3M and is being supported by a $5M grant awarded to Catholic Charities by Amazon.



Our responsive grant process is moving right along! Letter of Intent applications have been submitted and soon the Allocations Committee will begin to review and score each application.

Since 1992, Women Helping Women Fund has awarded $6 million in grants to nearly 600 programs. Extensive research is conducted - including a thorough needs assessment - in order to identify the organizations best equipped to meet the needs of women and children.



Our October InstaGrant recipient was World Relief Spokane. When we heard they are busy helping hundreds of refugees relocating to the area, we purchased $500 worth of items from their needs list.

World Relief Spokane works to empower refugees and other immigrants to find hope, rebuild their lives and create communities of welcome.


NAMI Spokane envisions a world where all those impacted by mental health conditions know they are not alone and are empowered to live their most fulfilling lives. They work to meet unmet mental health needs within our community. Through this grant, you helped to cover staffing costs that will help NAMI Spokane to carry out their prevention and intervention programs such as support groups, classes, "Ending the Silence" school-based outreach, and "In Our Own Voice" outreach and community education.


Thank you to these major corporate partners who help to extend the reach and expand the impact of our mission! View all corporate partners here.


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