“It Takes a Village”
Laura Ann Walton founded The Wisdom Project in 1991 as part of Loaves and Fishes' Maryhouse program, a daytime hospitality shelter for homeless women and children. The Wisdom Project was designed as an art empowerment program for women overcoming poverty, homelessness, violence, and abuse. Thousands of women have benefited from Women's Wisdom Art (as the program is now known) since its inception.
Women's Wisdom Art operated as a program under the wing of The Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services from 2000 until 2012. Beginning in June of 2012, Women's Wisdom Art began operating as an independent non-profit corporation under the umbrella of Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), receiving additional small grants and depending mostly on private donors.
Lead by the Founder and a small Board of Directors, Women's Wisdom Art became an independent 501(c)(3) in June 2015. The organization's participants currently include a diverse range of women from across a broad spectrum. They meet to write, create art, and practice yoga as a way to escape isolation, recover from illness or loss, forge new friendships, and transform their own lives and the lives of others in their families and communities.
Women's Wisdom Art improves women's lives and advocates for equity and justice through art, writing and wellness.
* Funding to maintain and increase capacity.
* RT (Regional Transit) passes–full and half-day.
* Professional legal and financial expertise.
* Bookkeeping, accounting, and grant writing expertise.
* Fundraising and social media expertise.
* Quality art supplies.
Every person involved in our organization brings original perspectives and experiences to advance our mission to provide art, writing, and wellness programs for women.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility practices are at the heart of our daily work as we strive to listen, learn, and respond.
Women's Wisdom Art
Tax id (EIN)
$50,001 - $100,000
Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Technology, Other
Immigrants & refugees, Low-income individuals/families, Women/Female-identifying
Both the Executive Director & Board Chair
El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo
Address1029 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA, US
916 838 2981