Our Impact

Women’s Giving Alliance

WGA has helped more than 30,000 women and girls in Northeast Florida since making its first grants in 2001.

Improving the Lives of Local Women & Girls

Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA) sprang from a novel concept in 1999, when five Northeast Florida women approached The Community Foundation to establish a women’s giving circle. Since then, the Community Foundation has played a vital role in the life of WGA, offering a wealth of philanthropic services, expertise, financial stewardship and support.

The Power of Together

WGA’s mission is twofold: to improve the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida, and to inspire women to be strategic philanthropists. To date, WGA has awarded more than $7.7 million to over 68 nonprofit organizations, and built an endowment of over $5.9 million to continue its work for generations. In addition to strategic grantmaking, WGA focuses on research, advocacy and education. Visit wganefl.org to learn more about Women’s Giving Alliance, and the issues affecting local women and girls.

Shining a Light on Complex Issues

The collective energy, spirit and generosity of WGA members has transformed the local landscape, addressing many critical issues that women and girls face.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

WGA members have channeled more than $2.2 million to help lift women and girls out of poverty, as part of WGA’s current focus on Breaking the Cycle of Female Poverty: Intervention and Prevention.

Improved Access to Mental Health

WGA embarked on a single strategic focus area from 2012 to 2018, galvanizing our community and investing nearly $2 million to improve access to mental health services for 8,893 local women and girls.

Far-Reaching Investments

Historically, WGA has focused on four fields of interest: educational attainment, economic empowerment, physical and mental health and safety and justice for women and girls. WGA’s efforts support diverse needs across our community.
WGA members and nonprofit partners work closely together to achieve the greatest impact possible.

Women United in Giving

WGA members pool individual gifts and resources, ratifying grants and decisions with “one member, one vote.” Working together with nonprofit partners and The Community Foundation, WGA is making a measurable and lasting impact on the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida.

Visit wganefl.org to learn more about Women’s Giving Alliance, and the issues affecting local women and girls.

Here to Help

For more information, contact:

Nikki Sabol

Director, Women’s Giving Alliance