Women’s Philanthropy Network

About the Women’s Philanthropy Network

Women working together to build a stronger future for North Louisiana. 

Founded in 2005, the Women’s Philanthropy Network (WPN) was established as a way for local women of all generations and philanthropic capacity to leverage their charitable giving to address pressing issues in the community. To accomplish this, members pool their annual dues to make a high-impact grant to a local nonprofit focusing on education initiatives. The WPN also hosts educational programs to keep members informed about our community. Since its inception, the WPN has granted over $1.4 million to educational initiatives in our community! Contact us at [email protected] for more information.


The 2023-24 membership year begins on July 1, 2023, and concludes on June 30, 2024. In order to vote on the 2024 WPN grant, dues must be paid no later than March 31, 2024. (Dues received after March 31st are applied to membership for the following year.)

As a CFNLA fund, 80% of annual dues are granted in the donation year while 20% are invested in the WPN Endowment Fund for future grants. Each year, 4% of the market value of the endowed fund is added to the grant pool. The WPN Endowment is currently valued at $590,000.

There are six membership levels:

  • Junior Member (ages 16-49): $200-$499
  • Ruby: $500-$999
  • Sapphire: $1,000-$2,499
  • Emerald: $2,500-$4,999
  • Diamond: $5,000-$24,999
  • Lifetime Member: $25,000+.

2023 Recipient

Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ)

  • $90,000 granted to VYJ for The Harbor School Based Center. The Harbor is VYJ’s resource center featuring wraparound services aimed at meeting the needs of families in the community.

2022 Recipient

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana (VOA)

  • $75,000 granted to VOA for the expansion of the Communities In Schools (CIS) program, serving Caddo students at highest risk for academic failure.