WHF Foundation

In honor of over 15 years of the WHF Foundation, please consider contributing directly or through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #19283. Click here to make an online donation or call 703-683-4742 for more information.

Thanks to the contributions from WHF members like you, this year the WHF Foundation awarded $30,000 in partnership grants to six exceptionally inspiring local non-profit organizations and awarded a $3,000 scholarship for a deserving female student. 

Changepurse Volunteers Needed

The demand is growing for "Changepurse," the WHF Foundation's unique course in financial security and empowerment, and we need more volunteers! Our WHF Foundation partners are requesting our help in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Changepurse is an eight-week course of one-hour sessions facilitated by WHF volunteers. Can you spare an hour to help those in need? There is no better time to advance our mission and values than this, the WHF Foundation's 20th Anniversary "Year of Service." To learn more, please email Mary Martha Fortney, WHF Foundation president, at mmfortney@verizon.net. Thank you for your support! 

WHF Foundation Announces Scholarship Grant Awardee

WHF Foundation Board member Lindsay Donnelly is pleased to announce that Daryan Ware, a student at Trinity Washington University, has been awarded the WHF Foundation Scholarship. In notifying Lindsay, Trinity's Development Management Specialist Karen E. Gainor made the following comments: "Daryan Ware is a junior majoring in Human Relations. She has a 3.447 GPA and hopes to start her own organization working with children." Ware continued, "she also aspires to give back to her community and was chosen to receive the WHF Foundation's scholarship because of her strong work ethic and her desire to meet the needs of children in the by helping them with education and housing."

Foundation President Mary Martha Fortney stated, "On behalf of the Board we congratulate Daryan upon her receiving the $3,000 scholarship awarded Trinity Washington University by the Foundation. Daryan is a tremendous example of a student giving back to the community. exemplifying what's best."

Daryan Ware

The WHF Foundation is looking for volunteers!

WHF continues to explore opportunities to partner with, and refer members to, community service programs in the Washington metropolitan area. Learn more about all WHF Foundation volunteering opportunities.

Click here to view the WHF Foundation flyer.


Panya Monford, volunteer instructor; Mary Martha Fortney, president of WHF Foundation; Lisa Andrews, former WHF Foundation president and volunteer instructor, Judy, Money Smart graduate, Elaine Johnson, director, Calvary Women’s Services, and Trina, Money Smart graduate (left to right)

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