Women’s foundations and funds are a diverse and dynamic group of organizations with a history of leading philanthropy dedicated to women and girls.
Change Agents: The Goals and Impact of Women’s Foundations and Funds builds on the Women's Philanthropy Institute's previous research, including the recent Women & Girls Index report, to better understand how these organizations set goals, measure impact, and take action to advance women.
The study highlights ways that women’s foundations and funds provide a model for how philanthropic groups create social change, particularly within their local communities.
This study sought to answer the primary research question:
How do U.S. women’s funds understand their goals and impact?
- How do women’s funds achieve their goals and impact through grantmaking?
- How do women’s funds achieve their goals and impact through activities
- How do women’s funds demonstrate intersectionality?