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.Read more
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute today, October 3, 2019, released the Women & Girls Index: Measuring Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes, which, for the first time, quantifies the number of charities in the United States dedicated to women and girls and the
amount of charitable giving they receive.
The report finds these organizations received a collective total of $6.3 billion in charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations in 2016 — 1.6% of all donations made that year.
The index identifies 45,000 U.S. charities that are dedicated to serving primarily women and girls or are collectives of women and girls that serve general philanthropic purposes. While most previous research has focused on donors to women’s and girls’ causes, the new report focuses on the recipient side of the equation, filling a gap in knowledge about the organizations themselves.Read more
The premiere episode of What Gives? The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.
Guest: Lisa Eisen, President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's U.S. Jewish Portfolio.Read more
We Need to Talk: A Review of Public Discourse and Survivor Experiences of Safety, Respect, and Equity in Jewish Workplaces and Communal Spaces
Research report by Dr. Guila Benchimol and Marie Huber
As the #MeToo movement has grown, it has laid bare an inescapable truth: the Jewish community is subject to the same kinds of issues, inequities, and power dynamics that exist in other communities. To deeply understand this truth and the current state of safety, respect, and equity within the Jewish community, the Safety Respect Equity Coalition has conducted extensive research into survivor experiences and public discourse on these issues within the Jewish community.
Encouraging Giving to Women’s & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms explores how perceptions of others’ behavior influences donors’ giving to women and girls causes—and whether that differs depending on the donor’s gender.Read more
A strong society needs gender equality.
Empowering girls and women moves mountains. World leaders, field experts, and scholars alike agree that it’s the key to unlocking economic growth, political stability, and social transformation.Read more
Women Give, the signature research report of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, focuses on gender differences in charitable giving.Read more
Women have emerged as major forces on both the secular and Jewish philanthropic scenes, and their impact on Jewish giving and the Jewish community will be reverberating for years to come.Read more