Launched in 2003, The Women's Foundation's Rainmakers Giving Circle’s mission is to improve the lives of young women in the Washington metropolitan area by supporting programs that foster their empowerment, self-esteem and ability to achieve their full potential. The Rainmakers Giving Circle supports programs for young women and girls (10-21) that encourage the healthy development of and prevention of risk factors among young women and girls. The Rainmakers focus on programs that empower and increase competence among young women and girls in the areas of employment, education, health, and life skills. The Rainmakers contribute to programs where the grants make a significant impact in the continuation, expansion or enhancement of the program.
Rainmakers Giving Circle members commit to give $5,000 each to the giving circle over two years.
To date, the Rainmakers have invested more than $360,000 in nonprofits supporting young women throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
For more information about Rainmakers, please click here for the most up-to-date fact sheet.
Grantee Partners funded by the Rainmakers Giving Circle
A Wider Circle: Well Mother, Well Baby Program
Children's National Medical Center: Teen Life Clubs
Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
DC Abortion Fund: Healthy & Full Life Project
Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY)
Family Support Center: SISTERS
Girls, Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
Kidsave: Weekend Miracles Program
Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc.
Passion for Learning, Inc.
Prince George's Child Resource Center
Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)
St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home
The Arts League: SOHO (Space of Her Own) Program
The Campagna Center
Washington Middle School for Girls
Wider Opportunities for Women
WVSA Arts Connection: ARTiculate Employment Training Program
2003 (Planning/start up year): $30,000
TOTAL GRANTMAKING: $360,500
Reflections of a giving circle member on her experience with the Rainmakers
Personal story of how the Rainmakers inspired one member to get more involved with a Grantee Partner
New York Times profile
The Rainmakers Giving Circle is now recruiting for a new cycle! For more information about Rainmakers or to get involved, please contact:
Philanthropic Education Officer
202.347.7737 ext. 203