Our Philanthropy

WOMEN’s mission is to help less fortunate women and children in  southwestern Pennsylvania. As part of that mission and in addition to  our philanthropic event, money is disbursed from September through June  throughout Western Pennsylvania to help charities with emergency  situations. Should you have a suggestion of a new potential recipient,  please contact the Philanthropic Chair at  An Emergency Fund is also available for various emergency requests  during the year.

 With government subsidies to public service organizations shrinking,  it is up to the private sector to do as much as possible to compensate  for funding cuts. We are proud to have disbursed  approximately $626,000  from proceeds from our annual fund raiser, The Symphony of Food.  

WOMEN  of Southwestern PA, Inc. accepts grant applications in the spring for funding  requests up to $2,500 from non-profit charitable and community  organizations located in southwestern PA.

To qualify, the organization must:

  • Have IRS 50l(c)(3) status.
  • Only request monies for specific projects that have no federal or state funding.
  • Benefit women and children.


Grants will be awarded in June. For more information, E-mail:

WOMEN participate in the Jefferson Awards annually by giving one of the finalists a $1,000 award.

Outstanding Philanthropy Organization

WOMEN of  Southwestern PA has been awarded the Outstanding Philanthropy  Organization award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals  western PA for 2018.