Social Change


The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts promotes social change through:

  • grantmaking, in our encouragement of organizations both small and large to develop ways to strengthen the impact of their services and programs

  • advocacy, in our public sponsorships, statements, and positions on issues affecting the lives of girls, women, and their communities

  • collaboration, in our deliberate actions to create models of yoking interests, expertise, resources, and personnel in addressing community needs as well as opportunities

  • leadership development, in our formation and financial support of strategic affiliations

  • recognition, in our public acknowledgment of women and girls who are already giving back to their communities