Women and Girls

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Published: 11/04/2014
Karen Wilson-Smithbauer, foundation president, talks about her favorite grant supporting an art program for children at First Step.
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Topic: Great Grants
Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 01/2014

This is a new toolkit that pulls together infographics, data points, and key messages to make the case for investing in girls and women.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 01/2009

In recent years, interest in philanthropy for and by women has intensified, accompanied by a growing acceptance of the idea that philanthropic investments in women and girls can accelerate positive change in communities. To understand this evolution in thinking and practice within philanthropy, the Foundation Center partnered with the Women’s Funding Network, a global movement of women’s funds, to chart the current landscape of philanthropy focused on women and girls and document the specific role played by women’s funds.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 01/2015

The Status of Women in the States: 2015 provides critical data to identify areas of progress for women in states across the nation and pinpoint where additional improvements are still needed. It presents hundreds of data points for each state across seven areas that affect women’s lives: political participation, employment and earnings, work and family, poverty and opportunity, reproductive rights, health and well-being, and violence and safety.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 01/2014

Good data are essential for smart policy, and the lack of reliable data has hindered progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Evidence-based policy to increase gains for women and girls was a priority for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, who announced the creation of Data2X in 2012. The initiative—powered by the United Nations Foundation, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—is a platform for partners to work together on gender data.

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Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 09/2015

This report examines the FRIDA participatory grantmaking model for women’s philanthropy.

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Funding Area: Women and Girls



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Released: 07/2015

Grantcraft explores some best practices around how women’s grassroots and advocacy movements are created in this infographic.

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