Generosity

A national collective of women
making a big difference

We’re pooling our money and efforts in the service of progressive, non-profit organizations whose ideals are currently at risk.

NOTE: You must be a member of the original WWVWD? group to join the Philanthropy sub-group.

Members pledge $25/month and dispense three grants per quarter to regional and national organizations that make a meaningful difference.
Grant recipients to date include:
  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • Red Hook Initiative
  • The Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Atlas DIY
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • New York Abortion Access Fund

Woolf PAC launched in early 2017 and, before our first anniversary, we expect to have given away over $25,000.

Our Mission:

Founded by Woolfer Jenny Douglas, we are a national collective of women (the vast majority drawn from the ranks of WWVWD) committed to pledging $25/month each in support of progressive non-profit organizations–large and small–at risk in our current hostile political environment.

Our circle has four grant rounds a year, and in each grant round we make three grants.

Our Story:

On November 9, 2016, many of the 3000+ members of the Facebook Group What Would Virginia Woolf Do?, founded by Nina Lorez Collins, gathered online in shock and despair in the wake of the results of the presidential election.

Outrage and a desire to act soon followed, and Jenny Douglas posted an idea: what would it be like, as a collective, to regularly direct funds to non-profits under siege? A planning committee came together to craft a mission, create a giving strategy, secure a web platform, and decide on a name for ourselves. Woolf PAC was born.

Membership is now open to any woman across the country with $25 a month to spare, and the urgent desire to build a formidable bloc dedicated to protecting our at-risk American ideals.

Join us in making a difference. And know that every penny of your financial contribution will go the to grant recipients we vote on.

Please note: Though our commitment is fierce, Woolf PAC is *not* a registered Political Action Coalition, nor do we function as one. Woolf PAC is a giving circle, hosted by givingcirclesfund.org, that collects funds and donates to 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Woolf PAC and the What Would Virginia Woolf Do Facebook group, book, and Hachette Book Group are entirely unaffiliated and independent entities.