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WEDC Foundation

Empowering women one degree at a time

About the Foundation

The WEDC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Huntsville, Alabama. It was formed in 1998 by the 501(c) 6 non-profit organization, the Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC).

In its first year, the WEDC Foundation celebrated with one Scholar.  As of January 2024, that number has risen to almost 200 Scholars benefiting from the WEDC Foundation program and over $765,560 received in Flexible Financial Assistance.

The success of the WEDC Foundation is thanks to you who participate as Sponsors, Donors, Community Partners, Board Members, Mentors, Scholars, and Volunteers.  

This program exposed me to a community of successful women who taught me how to maintain meaningful connections.

-Nasasha Davis, May 2021 Graduate

Our Vision

We envision a world where all women harness the power of education for the benefit of themselves and future generations.

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WEDC Foundation’s Flexible Financial Assistance Program helped me afford and focus on my studies so I could become a Registered Nurse at Madison Hospital.

-Adrienne Griggs, Registered Nurse


Our Mission

We empower women in North Alabama to achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families by investing in their pursuit of higher education through mentoring, financial assistance, and professional development.

It is so beneficial to me; having positive women in my life who are rooting for me with no negative intentions.

-Aleya Hamilton, May 2021 Graduate


Our Values & Beliefs

We stand together to support our scholars because we have overcome our own struggles.
We believe in the importance and power of economic independence for women.
We believe in women sharing resources to benefit the lives of other women
and to positively impact the community.
We believe that to thrive, we must accept and promote the power
of encouragement, diversity, equity, and inclusion…
because all women deserve a seat at the table.

You can Empower a Scholar
by Supporting us Today!

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