• Big Sisters make a Big Impact

    Only 55 percent of all Spokane high school graduates in 2018 went on to some form of higher education within a year of graduating, and only 81 percent of these students graduated on time. The failure to thrive among Spokane students [...]
  • Collaborative, Landmark Report on the State of Women and Children in Spokane County

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COLLABORATIVE REPORT TAKE A PEEK AT THE DASHBOARD WITH TOP INDICATORS Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) was founded in 1992 by six pioneering women passionate about developing a philanthropic fund focused on improving the lives of [...]
  • The Most Valuable Restaurant in Spokane

    Going out to dinner is something many of us take for granted. There are thousands of people in our community who can’t afford to go out to dinner, and the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant (WCFR) is a great way [...]
  • Why Not Women in Construction?

    The construction industry is one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. Roughly 9% of the construction trade is made up of women. If this wasn’t already an extreme divide, 8% of the 9% of women in construction are [...]
  • Inland Northwest Farmers’ Markets: A Summer Staple of Spokane

    Farmers' markets have become a summer staple of Spokane. One organization is changing the way we think about farmers' markets and the many benefits these markets can have on our community. The Inland Northwest Farmers Market Association (INFMA), established in [...]
  • Men of Quality Support Gender Equality: The GoodGuys

    Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women--more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by [...]
  • 2019-2020 Grantees Announced

    An estimated $225,000 will be awarded to 15 local programs that are focused on helping ensure women and children have opportunities to reach their highest potential. The size of each grant ranges from $7,500 to $25,000, with the final amount [...]
  • Campfire Inland Northwest Helps Kids Find Their Spark

    Growing up, my favorite place in the world was Camp Reed. I used to say it was the “happiest place on earth” and that I’d rather go to Camp Reed than Disneyland. That goes to show how summer camps can [...]
  • Children & Parents Suffer Because Affordable Child Care Is Lacking

    Did you know that 3 out of every 4 low income children in the Spokane area are not ready to enter Kindergarten? Lack of affordable, quality child care in Spokane has long been a challenge and has become more severe [...]
  • The Only Nursery Of Its Kind In Spokane

    The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is the only nursery of its kind in the Spokane area. It is a truly special place where children aged 0-7 are welcomed to be themselves in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment. I had [...]