The Women & Girls Index (WGI) provides the only systematically generated, comprehensive data on charitable organizations dedicated to women and girls. The WGI tracks the landscape of women’s and girls’ organizations in the U.S., including the amount of philanthropic support they receive from individuals, foundations, and corporations. You can download the full list of WGI organizations, as well as search for organizations by keyword, category, and geographic location at WomenAndGirlsIndex.org. This website also contains more details about the Index, and the methodology used to create and update the WGI.
The updated WGI adds information from 2019— the most recent year for which finalized IRS data on charitable organizations is available. This update expands the picture of charitable giving to women and girls from 2012 to 2019. The year 2019 saw philanthropic support for equal pay inspired by the U.S. women’s national soccer team winning the World Cup and ongoing charitable giving in response to the #MeToo movement. The 2019 WGI data provide a baseline for charitable giving to women’s and girls’ organizations prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted women in numerous ways.
- Women’s and girls’ organizations received nearly $8 billion in philanthropic support, or less than 2% of overall charitable giving, in 2019.
- Reproductive health and family planning organizations received the greatest amount of philanthropic support for women’s and girls’ organizations in 2019. Gender equality and employment organizations experienced the largest increase in charitable giving to WGI organizations from 2012 to 2019.
- Among collectives of women, organizations serving women and girls receive greater philanthropic support—and grew at a much faster rate from 2012 to 2019— than those serving the general population.
Read the full article about giving to women’s and girls’ organizations at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.