Women In Philanthropy





Women In Philanthropy made a significant impact for the 2018 – 2019 Program Year – your support made it possible for nearly 1,400 youth in grades K-8th to access opportunities in the arts, literacy, safety awareness, math and science throughout Santa Cruz County. 

Women In Philanthropy harnesses the passion and commitment of local women to change local community changes by engaging in opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer to address the most critical issues confronting youth in Santa Cruz County. Your contribution enables our network to respond to these emerging needs in education and youth socio-emotional activities. Women In Philanthropy is proud to partner with our 2019-2022 Funded Programs


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

It's true that every community needs strong advocates who understand their problems, know their potential, and can offer solutions. At the same time, lasting change can occur only when a dedicated, well-organized network shares their solutions and strategies throughout communities.

That's where Women In Philanthropy comes in - we cultivate, inspire, and harness the power of local women to create lasting change. 

What are the advantages of joining?

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

  • Belong to a community of 50 like-minded women who share their passions, ideas, and strengths

  • Participate in leadership events throughout Santa Cruz County hosted by United Way

  • Collaborate with business and community leaders

Questions? Contact us directly at kbrowder@unitedwaysc.org