About WFA

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Since our founding in 1998, the WFA’s guiding principles have been consistent – to understand the diverse needs and realities facing women and girls so we can respond through purposeful action and engaged philanthropy. An investment in women and girls is an investment in stronger families and communities. Households that are not self-sufficient create a cycle of poverty which drains social service resources and hinders the pursuit of higher education. However, the cycle can be broken when women are educated, healthy, and economically secure.

Our Team

Our Mission

To ensure economic security for Arkansas women and girls through collaboration and focused philanthropic investment.

Our Programs

Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Girls of Promise®

Empowering Girls with Interest in STEAM fields

The Girls of Promise® provides girls with skills to achieve within the tech industries.

Women Empowered

Creating Economic Opportunities for Women

Through this initiative we educate, advocate, and innovate around issues of women’s economic security, such as asset building, access to capital, and the wealth gap.

Save 10

Setting Up Women for Retirement

Save10 is a campaign to empower Arkansas women to save for life and retirement.

Ensuring Economic Security for Women and Girls

Our mission focuses on ensuring economic security for Arkansas women and girls through focused philanthropic investment in their education and economic well-being. Through grant making, research, and our Girls of Promise® and Women Empowered initiatives, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas is investing in real solutions that allow women and girls to move up the economic ladder and reach their fullest potential.

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA) is the only statewide foundation that focuses solely on women and girls in Arkansas.

Read Our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

WFA Inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

In 2018, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas was inducted into the Arkansas Women Hall of Fame for its programing and research on economic development for women.

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Women's Foundation of Arkansas Inducted int the Arkansas Women Hall of Fame
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