What We Do
Women Give San Diego is a non-profit organization with 140 members. We fund programs that help women and girls of San Diego achieve economic self-sufficiency. Through our 8 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.
The well being and success of San Diego depends on the economic self-sufficiency and security of all women and girls. Women Give San Diego advocates for the economic self-sufficiency and security of low-income women and girls in San Diego County. As a Giving Circle of San Diego Grantmakers, we are a 501(c)3 charitable foundation.
Our Areas of Focus
- Low-income and working poor women, including transition age youth, pregnant & parenting teens
- Immigrant, undocumented, unauthorized immigrant & 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.
Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunities 8:00 am
Back to School for WGSD
September 18, 2017 – Women Give San Diego kicked off this year’s fall general
membership program at the Braille Institute with a“Back-to- School” panel focused on education policy.
Former State Senator and WGSD member, Dede Alpert, assembled and moderated a panel
of experts to discuss the issues of public education, which impacts the lives of women and families
in San Diego County and across the state of California.
This event was organized by WGSD’s Advocacy Team, a group of members that regularly
convene to discuss and engage with current legislative activities that are in sync with the
mission of WGSD. We’re currently following bills in the legislative session, such as AB 273
– Unlocking Opportunities for Families, introduced by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry
and supported by the Women’s Policy Institute. This bill would amend the code to include
English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) educational
programs as acceptable types of training courses for families to qualify for state-
subsidized child care and preschool. According to our partner, the Women’s Policy Institute,
AB 273 passed unanimously in both the house and senate. We now support Governor Brown
in signing the bill into law.
To stay informed on this bill and others, join the Advocacy team! Please email us at
email@example.com to get involved or learn more.
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!