What We Do

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. This in turn strengthens their families and our society as a whole.

We make financial grants to women in Washington State who are ready for transformational change in two areas: 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. Learn more about applying for an education grant

Health Care Grants ensure access to health care services, covering select dental and vision services for women who have Apple Health or Medicare insurance coverage. Grantees receive a one-time Grant that they may use with the health care provider of their choice. Learn more about applying for a health care grant.

OUR IMPACT

Each year, WWIN provides significant financial assistance for higher education and health care:

  • 169 grants, ranging from $200 to $5,000, were awarded in the last year
  • Since 1992 WWIN has provided over 6,200 grants to women
  • 61% are employed full- or part-time
  • 38% receive public benefits
  • The average age is 28 and the age range is 18-67
  • 51% are White/Caucasian and 49% are non-White
  • 41% are from the Seattle metropolitan area (King, Pierce, Snohomish Counties); 18% are from Western Washington, outside Seattle metropolitan area; and 41% are from Eastern Washington

Our Education Grant Recipients

  • They attend 41 community, public, private, and tribal colleges across the State
  • Their average cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies for this academic year is $27,925
  • Our grantees’ average annual household income is just $23,233
  • 49% are the first in their families to go to college
  • Their average GPA is 3.49
  • 99% of current grant recipients are on track to graduate on time

 

Our Health Care Grant Recipients

  • 69% receive funding for dental crowns and bridges to replace missing or broken teeth
  • 31% receive funding for glasses or contact lenses to see better at work, school, and home
  • 3% receive funding for mental health counseling (one of our grantees received grants for more than one service)
  • Nearly 100% cite going back to school or work as goals and look to their WWIN grant to help them achieve this

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