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Towards A Thriving City: A Review of the Impact of the Proposed 2018 D.C. Budget on Girls, Women and Families

April 11, 2017

On April 13th, The Women's Foundation released our newest report, Towards A Thriving City: A Review of the Impact of the Proposed 2018 D.C. Budget on Girls, Women and Families. The report, the first of its kind for the Foundation, provides a detailed analysis of proposed expenditures in relation to the needs of low-income girls, women and families in the City in critical areas such as housing, childcare, social supports, workforce development and violence. We hope that the report will be used by residents, community advocates and other key stakeholders to advocate for programs and initiatives in communities that will help to build the long-term economic security of women and families.

The Unprecedented Power and Potential of Women's Philanthropy in the Washington Region

December 1, 2015

In this report, Washington Area Women's Foundation finds that turning the corner on poverty for women and girls in our region is within our grasp. The key is investing in women and girls with a gender lens, and tapping into the unprecedented giving potential of women philanthropists in our region.

Investing in Change: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities For Women in the Washington Region's Labor Force

August 20, 2015

In this issue brief, we focus on promising approaches to building economic security for women through workforce development. In the following pages, we share the latest employment and labor force participation trends for working women in the Washington region, with a particular focus on low-income women. We identify some of the strategies of successful workforce development programs that support these women, and conclude with concrete steps that funders, policymakers, advocates, employers, and individuals can take to provide women with the effective education and job training programs they need to build economic security and change the trajectory of their lives.

Girls' Economic Security in the Washington Region

April 20, 2015

This issue brief highlights key issues and demographic trends in the Washington region, and dives specifically into issues of poverty and opportunity that affect girls' capacity to attain economic security in adulthood. Our objective is to better understand girls' experiences and circumstances and to work together with the community to identify strategies that reduce barriers, increase opportunities and increase the number of girls who are able to live economically secure lives both today and for generations to come.

Early Care and Education in the Washington Region

April 13, 2015

This issue brief explaines how early care and education investments help prepare low-income children ages zero to five for kindergarten, a critical opportunity to increase readiness and close the achievement gap, provide an important work support for low-income working families and support the professional development and advancement of early care and education providers.

Women's Earnings and the Gender Wage Gap in Washington Region

April 6, 2015

In this issue brief we find more than ever, families rely on Women's earnings to make ends meet. In the Washington Region, 72 percent of mothers with young childen participate in the workforce and, nationwide, 40 percent of mothers are either the sole or primary breadwinner in their households. Equal pay would reduce poverty levels among women, and would increase every woman's ability to provide for herself.

Poverty Among Women and Girls in the Washington Region

February 1, 2015

In this issue brief we look at the economic state of women in the Washington region.

Investing in Girls in the Washington Region

January 1, 2015

In 2013, the Women's Foundation expanded its target population to take a life cycle approach, launching a new strategy for investing in our community's girls. This issue brief discusses the challenges facing low-income middle school girls in our region, and two generation approach we're taking to address them.

Poverty Fact Sheet

November 18, 2014

An analysis of the 2013 American Community Survey by The Women's Foundation finds that women continue to be disproportionately affected by poverty in the Washington region. We dig into the numbers in this fact sheet.

Washington Area Women's Foundation 2013 Annual Report: Celebrating 15 Years of Standing Together

January 1, 2014

This interactive annual report includes the following information:Message from the board chairVideo message from the Vice PresidentVideo about the impact of investmentsYear in Review2013 grant informationGiving Circle GrantsGrants receivedList of donorsInterview with Linda ButlerInterview with Sharan MitchellInterview with Tia NordeList of board membersFinancial statements

Lessons Learned & Recommendations for the Field: A Case Study of Nontraditional Job Training Programs for Women

June 5, 2013

As a part of The Women's Foundation's investments in workforce development, Stepping Stones has invested in several nonprofit organizations offering women training in nontraditional occupations. The Women's Foundation used an independent consultant to complete a case study of investments made between July 2005 and June 2011, to help examine the effectiveness of these investments and to inform the Foundation's strategies moving forward. This report serves as a summary of several key findings useful to providers, funders, and policymakers interested in workforce development and the economic security of low-income women.

Nontraditional Jobs Case Study

May 1, 2013

A case study of nontraditional job training programs for women with lessons learned and recommendations for the field.