Women for Women

By combining financial resources and working with others, Women for Women makes high-impact grants to improve the lives of women and girls in our region. Since 2006, Women for Women has given more than $3.8 million to programs helping women and girls in our region.

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through women’s collective giving. Our vision is to empower women to take action, inspire hope and possibility and strengthen Western North Carolina.

The Women for Women grant program supports the facilitation of safe living and work environments for women and girls. Learn more about the Women for Women Grant Program.

Bring a friend and join us for our annual WFW Fall Focus on Monday, September 23, at 5:00 p.m. at Highland Brewing in Asheville.

The event features a panel discussion with Debra Campbell, City Manager of Asheville, Avril Pinder, Buncombe County Manager, and Jaime Laughter, Transylvania County Manager.

The panelists will discuss issues they see impacting women in our region now and going forward with an emphasis on barriers to women's participation and county/city agenda items which address these issues.

Moderated by Dr. Lyndi Hewitt of UNCA, this discussion will provide insight into what changes the panelists would implement to make a difference in the lives of women in Western North Carolina.

After the meeting, join us for dinner on Highland's Mezzanine level to keep the conversation going, mingle with WFW members, and engage with potential members.

Learn more and register.

Members Jenny Boyer and Eva Hartman at the 2019 Spring Meeting.


How Women for Women works:

  • Members commit to a tax-deductible gift of $1,100 per year for three years.
  • Members learn about regional issues affecting women and girls and make high-impact grants that help disadvantaged women.
  • Each member has a voice and a vote in how funds are distributed.
  • The level of participation in group activities is totally flexible and determined by your interest level and availability.
  • Members with the time and interest are welcome to join one of our committees.

The expertise and guidance of key leaders and organizations is sought in Women for Women’s research, grantmaking and educational activities. As a result, each member becomes a more inspired and informed philanthropist.

Join or Renew today

Already a member? Login to the WFW secure website here.

Give to the WFW Endowment Fund

This endowment will help protect our finances from changes in the economy and fluctuations in membership numbers.

"Women for Women brings together competent and compassionate women who assist Western North Carolina women and girls in achieving their potential.”

— Jennie Eblen, founding member 2005

To learn more about the Women for Women giving circle, contact Tricia Wilson at 828-367-9919.

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