BPW/WA is linked with two foundations: Washington State BPW (WSBPW) Foundation and BPW/USA Foundation.
Both foundations are dedicated to helping women meet their educational needs by way of scholarships and through research, knowledge, and policy.
Washington State Business and Professional Women’s (WSBPW) Foundation transforms workplaces by strengthening the capacity of organizations and businesses to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women. A Successful Workplace, as defined by WSBPW Foundation, is one that practices and embraces work-life balance, equity, and diversity.
WSBPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your donations help the WSBPW provide valuable scholarships to women in need in difficult circumstances and of all ages. Other sources of contributions come from employer matching, bequest/planned giving, member training grant fund, and WSBPW speaker/workshop fund.
You can use this form to submit donations to the WSBPW Foundation.
BPW Foundation USA
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation) was the first foundation nationwide dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since its inception in 1919, the BPW Foundation has partnered with employers to create the Successful Workplaces and Empowered Workforce programs. These programs embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change. Due to its long existence as an organization, BPW Foundation also has one of the oldest libraries on working women: The Rawalt Online Resource Center. Users can access a growing archive of current and historical documents and articles on issues affecting working women and their employers.
Areas of research include women and non-traditional jobs, Gen Y women and women’s™ use and access to the internet. In 2007 BPW Foundation conducted the first research on women veterans’ transition to civilian careers and in 2010, hosted a National Summit – Joining Forces for Women Veterans. Through information gathered at the summit, the need for mentors was identified and in 2012 BPW Foundation launched Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus. The mentoring program is built on the foundation’s legacy of working women helping women work.