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Women United Giving Circle

Your contribution is pooled with other donations from corporate and individual giving. Women United members determine how that money is used to support community programs focused on women and girls.

“Women United has been really instrumental in enabling us to help women become financially stable and move into careers that are beyond minimum wage.”
Hillary Soens, CEO, YWCA

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington- GIRL POWER! Providing Opportunities for Workforce Readiness
Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County- SMART Girls
CIELO- Transforming Lives, Stitch by Stitch
Expanding Your Horizons- Thurston County STEM Conference for Middle School Girls
Family Support Center of South Sound- Family Housing and Economic Stability Project
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services- Direct Representation Initiative
TOGETHER!- Black Hills High School Girls Outreach Club
Washington Center for Women in Business- Scholarship Program
YWCA of Olympia- Women’s Economic Empowerment Program and the Social Empowerment & Economic Advancement Network

2016-2017 Grant Recipients

$15,000 / YWCA of Olympias Women's Economic Empowerment Program
$9,000 / Family Support Center Pear Blossom Place
$8,744 / CIELO Stitch by Stitch
$5,994 / Boys and Girls Club SMART Girls
$5,000 / South Sound Parent to Parent Effective Communication
$4,550 / Dry Tikes/Wet Wipes
$1,000 / Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) Project MAMA
$1,000 / SafePlace Children and Youth SPEAK Program

2015-2016 Grant Recipients

$9,000 / Summer GIG (Girls Institute for Greatness), YWCA. Hands-on job training and career exploration for young women ages 16-28. 

$4,000 / Parents for Parents (P4P), Family Education and Support Services. Parent mentors provide support, help with access to community resources and offer guidance to social service systems to other parents.

$1,000 / South Puget Sound Community College Foundation. The SPSCC Foundation enhances educational quality and accessibility at the college by building community awareness.

$4,000 / Effective Communication Workshops, South Sound Parent to Parent. Free educational workshops for parents and caregivers of children with special needs to help educate them in areas of special education law, effective communication, and behavior management. 

$3,000/ From the Fabric of Our Lives, CIELO.  Offering immigrant women sewing classes as well as basic English classes to help them become entrepreneurs and support themselves and their families.

2014-2015 Grant Recipients

$3,500 / Boys and Girls Club- Thurston
$2,000 / Expanding Your Horizons
$8,500 / Family Education & Support Services
$6,000 / YWCA of Olympia

2013-2014 Grant Recipients

$790 / Family Support Services
$790 / Safeplace
$5,000 / SPSCC Foundation

2012-2013 Grant Recipients

$10,000 /  CIELO Project
$10,000 / Family Education and Support Services
$10,000 / Garden Raised Bounty
$10,000 / POWER
$5,000 / SPSCC Foundation
$5,100 / Thurston County Asset Building Coalition

2011-2012 Grant Recipients

$10,000 / CIELO Project
$7,500 / Family Support Center

2010-2011 Grant Recipients

$8,990 / CIELO Project
$8,097 / Safeplace
$5,000 / SPSCC Foundation

2009-2010 Grant Recipients

$6,000 / Boys and Girls Club- Thurston
$5,000 /  Community Youth Services
$9.000 / Goodwill Industries