Resource Guide: Funding for Women and Girls Worldwide


This resource guide seeks to provide an overview of concepts and strategies in international fundraising for organizations benefiting women and girls. Contents include: Introduction, Women and Philanthropy, Resources (Reports and Articles), and Sources of Funding (Networks, Foundations, Multilateral Organizations).


Recently there has been a greater focus on organizations working to improve the lives or women and girls. This spotlight has led to greater attention from the donor community and as a result giving to groups benefitting women and girls is on the rise. According to the US Foundation Center report, "Accelerating Change for Women and Girls", foundation giving targeted to women and girls grew by 223 percent from 1990-2006. Additionally, in 2006 giving to international programs for women and girls accounted for over two-fifths of all foundation funding for women and girls, with the majority of the funding supporting health programs.