Women's Philanthropy

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Released: 12/2014

New Research on Women, Religiosity and Giving. Women Give 2014 examines the intersection of religiosity, gender, and age in a single analysis and finds a significant change in patterns of giving.

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Resource Type: InfographicReportResearch



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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: 01/2012

Women’s earned income is growing at 8.1% compared to 5.8% for men. Women are awarded more than half of first professional degrees, and nearly two thirds of master’s degrees. Rising portions of women do not marry until mid-career, and subsequently retain independent financial resources. Still, surveys indicate that over half of all women included some type of philanthropy in their description of an ideal life. The implications of changing wealth ownership for fundraising strategy must be top of mind for philanthropy professionals.

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Resource Type: Presentation
Audience: 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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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Women and Girls