Helping women and children in need move toward self-sufficiency and stability through advocacy, outreach and charitable giving.

 
 Presenting the money raised during our 2017 annual event to partner charity, Mary's Place 

Presenting the money raised during our 2017 annual event to partner charity, Mary's Place 

 

Our Beginning

Women’s Philanthropic Investment Group (WPIG) was founded in January 2008 by a group of women who wanted to give back to the community both financially and physically, invest in the future and educate themselves. WPIG of Seattle is comprised of a talented group of women. Their varying education and interests create a unique blend that fuels a passion for helping others. 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

 

Our group meets monthly to discuss our annual charity, quarterly volunteer opportunities, and collect dues. WPIG starts the year off by presenting charities that align with our mission. The group designates one charity as our WPIG annual beneficiary. Our annual beneficiary, if local, receives volunteer time in addition to philanthropic donations. Our annual event earnings are split 50/50 between our current beneficiary and future WPIG charities.

Check out our recent volunteer activities →

 
 WPIG members volunteering at Lettuce Link, a program that operates urban farms in south and southeast Seattle, where neighbors grow produce for themselves and their communities

WPIG members volunteering at Lettuce Link, a program that operates urban farms in south and southeast Seattle, where neighbors grow produce for themselves and their communities

 

5,500 +

hours of volunteer service

35+

organizations in which we have collaborated 

$125,000+

donated to charity organizations

 

2018 Partner Charity: Mockingbird Society

The Mockingbird Society is an advocacy organization that provides meaningful opportunities for youth across Washington state to participate in the social justice effort to improve the foster care system. Their work includes working with foster families and child-placing agencies to improve outcomes for both foster kids and foster parents. Recognizing a clear link between experience in the child welfare system and homelessness, Mockingbird also began addressing issues around youth homelessness in 2013.

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