WWIN GRANT PROGRAMS
Washington Women in Need believes in the power of determined women to transform their lives and the course of their families’ lives for generations to come. We address a deep need in society, providing women a hand up to improve their futures, in turn, strengthening their families and our societies as a whole.
We make financial grants to low-income women in Washington State who are ready for transformational change in two categories: Education and Health Care.
Education Grants remove a financial barrier to low-income students seeking higher education. Grantees receive a one-time Grant that they may use for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies at accredited Washington colleges and universities.
Health Care Grants ensure access to health care services. Grantees receive a one-time Grant that they may use with the health care provider of their choice.
About the Education Grant Program
ATTENTION: Please read this section carefully as our Education grantmaking has changed recently.
WWIN provides two types of Education Grants: General Education Grants and new Scholarship Education Grants.
General Education Grantees will receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period. They are eligible to be reconsidered for one additional $5,000 grant, up to a maximum of $10,000 in total General Education Grant funding. In order to be reconsidered, General Education Grantees must continue to meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria and educational benchmarks.
Scholarship Education Grantees will receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period. They are eligible to be reconsidered for up to three additional $5,000 grants, to a maximum of $20,000 total over their college careers. In order to be reconsidered, Scholarship Education Grantees must continue to meet WWIN’s eligibility criteria and educational benchmarks. Scholarship Education Grantees must be entering their first or second year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree program.
Both General Education Grantees and Scholarship Education Grantees can use WWIN funding to pay for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies at the approved Washington college or university of their choice.
In order to apply for an Education Grant, an applicant must demonstrate financial need and meet all of the eligibility criteria.
WWIN has two General Education Grant cycles: one in the late spring/early summer (to fund students beginning in the summer or fall terms), and one in the fall (to fund students beginning in the winter/spring terms). Scholarship Education Grants will be awarded in early summer only.
Please visit the Apply page for additional information on applying for an Education Grant.
WWIN offers Health Care Gap Fund Grants that cover the costs of the following services for women who have Apple Health or Medicare insurance coverage:
- Dental crowns and bridges, and root canals on permanent bicuspid and molar teeth
- Glasses and contact lenses
- In some cases, health care provider access issues, and for reasons such as availability, geography, or language barriers (including for mental health care provider access issues)
In order to apply for a Health Care Gap Fund Grant, an applicant must be in need of one or more of the specified services listed above and meet all of the eligibility criteria.
WWIN accepts applications for Health Care Gap Fund Grants on a rolling basis and selects new grantees monthly.
Please visit the Apply page for additional information on applying for a Health Care Gap Fund Grant.