What We Do
Women Give San Diego is a non-profit organization with 130 members. We fund programs that help women and girls of San Diego achieve economic self-sufficiency. Through our 7 working committees, we work to identify and assist our grant partners, educate and advocate for women’s issues, and mentor each other to create close working and personal relationships.
Women Give San Diego (WGSD) funds non-profit organizations in San Diego County that offer underserved women and girls the opportunity to become fully engaged in the prosperity of their local communities. Women Give San Diego also advocates for public awareness of women’s economic issues and policy change at the local and state level. WGSD’s model for change balances education, community collaboration and advocacy, and strategic, effective grantmaking.
Our Areas of Focus
- Low-income and working poor women
- Transition age youth, pregnant & parenting teens
- Immigrant and refugee women
- Victims of domestic violence, sexual exploitation & human trafficking
- Elderly women in economic crisis
- Military women & wives
Women are more likely to share their economic gains with their families and communities at large – thus potentially making investment in women and girls a leveraged granting opportunity, no matter what your specific giving area focus. A woman’s economic autonomy is impacted by her level of education and conditions in the workforce, such as availability of health insurance, pension plans, family friendly work environments and flextime.
How We Help
Women Give San Diego funds organizations who elevate the economic status of women by providing access to or direct education, job training, supportive networks and availability of needed resources. We believe that when women thrive, their communities, state, nation and world also thrive.
The Benefits of Membership
Build relationships and collaborate with other like-minded women:
- Work together to make a difference in our community and change the lives of low income women and girls in San Diego.
- Become true partners with the organizations and programs we support with our grants.
- Learn about our vulnerable populations through panel discussions with experts
Women Give San Diego encourages members to get involved to help make our impact on the local community so much stronger:
- Join one or more of our Leadership Teams to deepen relationships, share time, talent and passion.
- Share your skills in one of our mentorship programs.
Help celebrate our success through:
- Bi-monthly programs
- Casual program socials
- Mentorship dinners
- Annual grants celebration
- Annual holiday party
Building Bridges to Economic Self-Sufficiency
Every year Women Give San Diego funds programs for women which target several of our key focus areas. This year’s focus areas are highlighted in the boxes below.
General Membership Meeting – Who’s in the Room: Building our Network of Good 5:30 pm
General Membership Meeting – Who’s in the Room: Building our Network of Good @ Jewish Family Services
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This meeting will be sponsored by our Education committee. The subject is still being discussed, so stay tuned and save the date!
San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference
San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference @ The Catamaran Resort
Mar 29 all-day
San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference, “Frameworks for Good” will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Catamaran Resort in Mission Bay. To sign up please go to https://sdgrantmakers.org/events/2018-sdg-annual-conference. $200 early bird registration ends February 1, 2018.
Who’s in the Room : The Power of our Connections
Who was in the room? Let’s say we didn’t need the lights on to create a powerful glow!
The meeting on March 12 at the Jewish Family Center was attended by 50 of the most powerful women in San Diego. You might not hear about them in the UT, but we are so proud to have them as members and guests of Women Give San Diego. After a lovely sunny happy hour with wine, six different delectable samosas, and fruit and cookies, we met in small groups. After giving it some serious thought, each person shared with her tablemates her best strength and how she uses it as her superpower!
WGSD is blessed with articulate self-confident women with skills in analysis/problem solving, intuitive empathic listening, team building/mentoring to achieve monumental performance, and using humor, sometimes involving wine and cheese, to break down barriers, lighten the load and generate conversation. Through our membership and interest in WGSD and our greater San Diego community we are using our superpowers to show up and stand up for women and girls who are facing incredible challenges.
If you missed this evening, we encourage you to look critically at how strong you are and step up to use those superpowers for good. You can find volunteer opportunities in each of our newsletters or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or going to https://womengivesd.org/current-wgsd/ for team contact information. We are stronger together!
From Our Blog…
We love to share our stories about our grantees, our programs, and current events related to our focus areas. Come read all about it!