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The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

General organization information
Mission statement: 

The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts advances social change philanthropy to create economic and social equality for women and girls in Western Massachusetts through grantmaking and strategic initiatives.

276 Bridge St.
Springfield, MA 01103-1410
Additional address: 
E-mail for Elizabeth Barajas-Román: elizabeth@womensfund.net
Main contact name: 
Elizabeth Barajas-Román, C.E.O.
Phone number(s): 
(413) 529-0087
General inquires email address: 
Organization type: 
Grantmaker - Public Foundation
Geographic focus: 
State » Massachusetts
Fields of interest: 
Community and economic development » Financial services
Human/social services
Human/social services » Job services
Public affairs » Leadership development
Established in 1997 in MA - The foundation is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, and consequently, will be committing a significant percentage of their grantmaking dollars to meeting the needs of underserved communities, including the financial support of advocacy and civic engagement
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Application information
Final notice: 
Mar. 31
Grant programs: 
  • Grants — Grants are awarded to programs and projects that advance social change in three major focus areas: Educational Access and Success, Economic Justice, and Safety and Freedom from Violence. One grant will be made in each of the four western Massachusetts counties from among eligible applicants. Applicants may be single nonprofit organizations or coalitions with a nonprofit agency serving as a fiscal conduit. Up to $80,000 will be awarded each year of the FY17-FY19 grant period, for a total of $240,000. There is no set award size, however, funding requests should not exceed $80,000 per year for the 3-year grant period. Project budgets should reflect the scope of the proposal. Please note, maximum size of past awards was $20,000 per year, for three years.
Unsolicited requests accepted: 
Application methods: 

Download application form

Jan. 6 for LOI
Grantmaking activity
For the fiscal year ending: 
June 30th, 2016
Total grantmaking dollars: 
Total assets (market value dollar amount): 
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Membership type: 
Member - Prospect
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133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606 | Fax: 617.426.2849
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