At Arizona Foundation for Women, we envision an Arizona where all women are safe, healthy and economically independent. Since 1995, we have worked to advance the status of Arizona’s women through a holistic strategy of research, programming, advocacy and philanthropy.
When a woman’s power and potential are respected, children and families are healthier, economies are stronger and communities prosper. Yet in our state, one in three women has been the victim of violence at home, one in five doesn’t have access to healthcare and more than 16% are living in poverty. At Arizona Foundation for Women, we amplify every woman’s safety, health and financial needs so she can break free from the challenges, fear and bias that confine her.
Our work is needed now more than ever. COVID-19 has set women’s progress back decades with sharp rises in domestic violence incidents and women’s unemployment rates and delays in screening and treatment for women’s health issues.
Unlike agencies that focus on one aspect of a woman’s well-being, the Foundation supports a wide range of programs around the state so the unique needs of every woman in Arizona are met.
Your support helps women and their families break the cycle of poverty, eliminate abuse and gain economic self-sufficiency.
Who We Are
Name: Arizona Foundation for Women
Local Office: 2201 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 405B, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 532-2800
Locations in Metro Phoenix: 1
Year established in Phoenix: 1995
Local Top Executive: Mesha Davis
No. of Years with Org.: 5 years, 4 months
Type of Services: Programs, Research, Advocacy & Grantmaking – supporting women in Arizona
Specialties: Safety, health and economic empowerment of women in Arizona