Funding Structure

When we moved into our space in April of 2015 we only had enough cash to put a deposit down on our space and pay the first two month’s rent. We feel so fortunate that since that day we have been able to stay afloat thanks to the help of our members, individual donors, and support from grants and project budgets! WCCW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Membership fees and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. All funding goes into our space, programming, and community. We value transparency and conversation around funding for our organization, if you have any specific questions not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

Our funding comes almost exclusively from the following 5 categories:

We currently have approximately 300 members who pay between $7 and $120 a month.

Individual Giving
We do one fundraiser a year where supporters buy tickets and make donations.

Private Foundations
We are generously supported by several private foundations. As of now the the Women’s Center for Creative Work is made possible in part by support from the WHH Foundation, Wilhelm Foundation, Metabolic Studio, and Donations via the Tides Foundation to support our Emergency Health Grant for Artists.

Government Grants
We receive a programming grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and have received project grants from the California Arts Council

Project Budgets
Whenever we get a project budget from a partnering organization, asked to talk at a college, or do a residency, we put our artist fee and any income over costs  back into the WCCW. Some of these project budgets are supported by grants from Government funding bodies (City, State, County, etc.)

A minimal amount of other income comes from rentals and subletting of our space: the sales of zines, tote bags, sweatshirts, etc; and a percentage of funds from fiscally receiving projects.