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Reports & Resources

The Status of Women in the Chicago Region

Chicago Foundation for Women

Creating a Women’s Fund: A Philanthropic Strategy for Women and Girls

Dallas Women’s Foundation with Chambers Family Fund

African Women’s Development Fund 6th CEO Forum Report

The full report on AWDF’s intensive 9-month leadership and governance program for women leaders of women’s rights organizations in Africa.

Women’s Fund in Georgia – 2016 Video Annual Report 

Women’s Fund in Georgia’s animated video of its programs and impact around grant-making, capacity building, feminist philanthropy and other programmatic activities.

Funding Courage: Twenty Years of Innovation, Solidarity and Activism

Urgent Action Fund maps its impact, lifts up the experiences of activists, explores the Sister Fund model as a strategy to shift power in philanthropy, and lays out its vision for the road ahead.

The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health Equity

This joint project of member NewMexicoWomen.Org and University of New Mexico, includes qualitative findings from community dialogues around gender, health, and economic equity and quantitative findings from an analysis on the link between economic security and women’s health status by race and ethnicity.

“This Is What STEM Looks Like” (2017)

Produced by the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, “This Is What STEM Looks Like” points parents, caregivers and educators to the many opportunities STEM provides for women and girls.

Supporting Inclusive Movements: Funding the Rights of Women with Disabilities (2017)

Produced with support from the Channel Foundation, the brief explores the status of disability funding in the era of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and provides a guide for donors to include and address disability from a human rights perspective by supporting organizations representing persons with disabilities.

Towards a Thriving City: A Review of the Impact of the Proposed 2018 D.C. Budget on Girls Women and Families   (2017)

This report, the first of its kind produced by the Washington Area Women’s Foundation provides a detailed analysis of proposed expenditures in relation to the needs of low-income girls, women and families in the City in critical areas such as housing, childcare, social supports, workforce development and violence.

Women’s Funding Network’s Economic Security Benchmarking Report (2016)

Women’s Funding Network’s Economic Security Digital Storytelling Platform – Social Media Toolkit

Child Care for Parents in College: A State-by-State Assessment (2016)

Produced by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Economic Security for Survivors For Survivors

Produced by the Victorian Women’s Trust

Perspectives in Philanthropy: The Advancement of Women & Girls (2015)

Produced by Morgan Stanley

The Gender Wage Gap and Public Policy (2016)

Produced by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap (2016)

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies (2016)

Produced by the International Center for Research on Women and The Business of a Better World

The Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment: An Integrated Approach (2015)

Produced by the Oak Foundation

Partnering with Women’s Funds for Social Investment 

Produced by the Oak Foundation

Women and Wealth: How to Build It 

Written by Heidi I. Hartmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Working Towards Wage & Wealth Equality for Women (2016)

Written by Elena Chávez Quezada, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Women and Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers (2015)

This report was produced by the Asset Funders Network with development and support provided by the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Chicago Foundation for Women, and the Levi Strauss Foundation.

Status of Women in the States (2015)

The Women’s Funding Network served as the national distribution partner for this massive, interactive data set and analysis tool produced by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The report series includes chapters dedicated to women’s employment and earnings, poverty and opportunity, work and family, violence and safety, reproductive rights, health and well-being,and political participation. Also included were state-by-state fact sheets on each of the 50 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C.

Twelve Women’s Funds in the South: Common Context, Collective Impact (2011)

Learn how 12 women’s funds are addressing critical issues affecting women in the southern United States. In a part of the country too often characterized by its problems, these organizations see enormous potential for women and girls to be the solution.

Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The Role of Women’s Funds (2009)

To understand the increased inclusion of women within philanthropy, the Foundation Center partnered with the Women’s Funding Network to chart the current landscape of philanthropy focused on women and girls and document the role of women’s funds and foundations. Download the executive summary or the full report, or order a hard copy from the Foundation Center.