The Women’s Fund El Dorado harnesses the power of collective giving
to support community philanthropy.  By pooling our funds,
we enhance the quality of life on the western slope of El Dorado County
and cultivate future philanthropists.

We are a community of over 400 members from all walks of life, each paying a minimum annual membership of $200 and awarding $100,000 annually in member-selected nonprofit grants. In the past ten years we have granted over $665,000. Women's Fund El Dorado's philanthropic model allows members to leverage and pool their charitable donations to achieve maximum community impact. 

Alone we can do so little: TOGETHER we can DO SO MUCH!
— Helen Keller

What We've Achieved


  • Awarded over $665,000 to local nonprofits, funding programs for basic human needs, poverty, women and children, and arts and culture.

  • Grown to over 400 members in nine years.

  • Awarded over $16,000 to women and/or children through our Lighthouse Fund. 


  • Established an endowment fund of over $500,000 to ensure perpetuity of granting.

  • Since 2012, WFED has awarded $31,000 Wickline Scholarship dollars, making a difference in the lives of 23 women.

Thank you, WFED!!! You are our Champions!
— Sean McCartney, Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope