Women In Philanthropy

Women In Philanthropy harnesses the passion and commitment of women to invest in helping local youth succeed in school and in life. When you join Women In Philanthropy, you not only have the opportunity to collarborate with other local women leaders to address issues of mutual concern, but you also become a member of an influential national network of nearly 520,000 Women In Philanthropy members in 130 communities throughout the United States.

When Women Come Together, Young Lives Are Changed

Women In Philanthropy members want to make a real and lasting difference for youth in Santa Cruz County and we do this by funding school-based initiatives

 to help youth succeed in school and in life. Click on the current funded program programs to learn about the difference they are making thanks to the support of Women In Philanthropy:

El Sistema Santa Cruz @ Gault Elementary




Salud y Carino - Live Oak Community



Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery 


Membership Benefits

An annual contribution of $1,000 or more to United Way of Santa Cruz County's Women In Philanthropy includes:

  • Participate in important funding decisions for programs that impact success for local youth
  • Investigate and invest in innovative solutions to influence local educational programs
  • Participate in leadership events throughout Santa Cruz County hosted by United Way
  • 100% of your investment funds programs generating school and life success for our youth

Questions? Please contact Keisha Frost, Associate Executive Director, at 831-465-2205.