How Women's Fund and Foundation Donors are Leading Through Philanthropy

Gender and Giving Jul 23, 2019
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All In for Women & Girls explores the characteristics of women’s fund and foundation donors—the vast majority of whom are women—and finds that these donors stand out in a number of ways.

Compared to general donors, women’s fund and foundation donors:

  • Give more to charity and are more likely to give at capacity to women’s and girls’ causes.
  • Embrace a holistic and less siloed approach to philanthropy. 
  • Are motivated to give by being on the board or volunteering for an organization, giving back to the community and believing their gift can make a difference.

As gender equity continues to grow as a social and philanthropic priority, donors to women’s funds and foundations exemplify how to have an outsized effect on the causes you care about.

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