IMPACT OF OUR GRANTS

Washington Women in Need empowers struggling women to transform their lives through higher education and health services so that they may build a better future for themselves and their families for generations to come.

Among the women we serve:

  • The average annual household income of is $14,456
  • 64% receive public benefits
  • 46% have dependent children, and 34% are single moms
  • 84% are the sole providers for themselves and their families

But…

100% have goals and dreams!

Washington Women in Need helps women achieve those goals and dreams through our education and health care grantmaking. Education empowers women to shape their futures and lift themselves out of poverty, raising their self-esteem and increasing the odds that their children will develop the skills and tools to continue on a path of success for generations. A WWIN health care grant can provide for a critical unmet need or return a woman to health so she can focus on her future.

Since 1992, WWIN has provided over 6,200 grants to women in Washington, providing significant financial support for higher education and health care needs.

142 Grants, ranging from $200 to $5,000, were awarded in our most recent fiscal year.

Receiving a WWIN grant provides women a hand up to change those circumstances, to improve their futures – and in turn, to strengthen their families and our society as a whole.

Our impact reaches beyond our grantees to touch those who encounter them as productive employees, contributors to the community, providers for their families and role models. And we know that our grantees find success even within just a few years of receiving a WWIN grant. Our grantees from the past five years recently completed an alumni survey and told us that:

  • 38% of education grantees have increased their incomes enough to no longer be eligible for a WWIN grant
  • Among the education grantees who graduated, 61% of education grantees have increased their incomes enough to no longer be eligible for a WWIN grant
  • 34% of health care grantees have increased their incomes enough to no longer be eligible for a WWIN grant
  • 61% of education grantees are now employed
  • 81% of education grantees who graduated are now employed
  • 55% of health care grantees are now employed
  • 76% of education grantees have graduated
  • 24% of education grantees are still in college working toward their degree
  • …Which means that among our education grant respondents, 100% either graduated or are still in college working toward a degree.
  • Among those who are still in college, 100% are on track to graduate on time.

We are so proud to have helped to make such a significant difference in a short period of time!