Your community.
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for change.

Where women lead, change follows.

When philanthropy invests in women’s foundations and gender justice funders, we empower a deeply intersectional movement that fights for policies and standards across lines of race, class, and gender. WFN is the largest philanthropic alliance in the world dedicated to advancing the essential role of these funders in the unwavering fight for gender equality and justice.

What we do

The Latest from WFN

$5 Million Response, Recovery, and Resilience Collaborative Fund

WFN has launched the Response, Recovery, and Resilience Collaborative Fund (RRRCF), a multi-million dollar initiative to stabilize financially threatened women’s funds and foundations through the next phases of COVID recovery.

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The Latest from WFN

The After Party Podcast: Echidna Giving and the Giving Pledge

In this episode of The After Party, we talk with Mary Obelnicki and Erin Ganju of Echidna Giving, a fund focused on girls’ education. As a co-founder of the fund, Mary has taken the Giving Pledge, with plans to spend down the entire fund by the time she’s 80 years old.

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The Latest from WFN

WFN Members Statement of Solidarity and Condemnation of Police Brutality

Amidst ongoing protests against police violence, members of the WFN issued a statement of solidarity with Black communities and condemned police brutality and systemic racism.

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The Latest from WFN

Responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the core of WFN’s mission. We began with the vision that by democratizing philanthropy through local funds created by, and for, women, we could dismantle gender inequity region-by-region across the globe.

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$5 Million Response, Recovery, and Resilience Collaborative Fund

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The After Party Podcast: Echidna Giving and the Giving Pledge

Press

WFN Members Statement of Solidarity and Condemnation of Police Brutality

News

Responding to COVID-19

When women’s funds thrive, the quality of philanthropic investment grows, creating a cycle of robust gender-lens approaches and infrastructure with the critical mass to shift the oppressive power dynamics that keep harmful systems in place.

United we are
a movement.

WFN’s powerful alliance works together to develop strategies, mobilize resources, and raise awareness to combat systemic gender and racial inequality at the community level, forging a better quality of life for all.

Explore our areas of work

Through our network of more than 120 women’s funds and foundations, WFN provides gender justice leaders and advocates with a variety of tools to help them succeed — from research and education, to strategic-led initiatives and events, to advocacy and unifying a collective, amplified voice.

Learn more about what we do in our four key areas of work and how we apply feminist practices for movement building.

News, Press + Events

Above the Fold, September 25

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Above the Fold, September 18

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Above the Fold, September 11

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