Member Reflections: Seattle Center Outing

July 21st was a beautiful summer day in Seattle. 30 WA Women’s Foundation members gathered at Seattle Center for the unique experience of visiting 3 past grant recipients on their home turf:

Intiman Theatre, 2016 Merit Award Winner, hosted us for a lunch where members connected with Intiman’s diverse summer cohort of Emerging Artists. The Intiman Emerging Artists are 70% people of color and 60% identified as female. More on the program in the reflections below.

The Vera Project, 2006 Pooled Fund Grant Award Winner, led us on a tour of their concert and arts creation space for young people that our grant helped to fund. The Vera Project provides classes, camps and working space for teen and young adult artists to create visual art and music.

Seattle Shakespeare Company, 2011 Pooled Fund Grant Winner, led a discussion about their touring productions our grant funded, which help bring Shakespeare to life for high school students across Washington State – some of whom have never before seen live theater.

Read post-event reflections from two WA Women’s Foundation members below.

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Final 15 Organizations for Pooled Fund Grants

We have another exciting update for you! The Pooled Fund Grant Committee has selected 15 organizations to receive Site Visits. Scroll down to read more.

Wait….how does WWF’s grant process work again? Here’s a quick reminder:

  • January: The Grant Committee (made up of ~70 WWF members) studied ~270 Letters of Inquiry and prioritized 25 to move forward.
  • March/April: The Grant Committee evaluated 25 formal proposals and selected 15 organizations to receive site visits.
  • May: Teams of WWF members visit 15 organizations, and the Grant Committee selects the final 10 organizations to appear on the ballot.
  • June: All 475 members of WWF receive electronic ballots and vote to determine which 5 organizations will receive our large impact Pooled Fund Grant Awards of $100,000.

And without further ado, we present the 15 organizations that will receive Site Visits this year:

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