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Your community.
Your power.
Your network
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

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Journey toward equality ongoing

According to the U.N. Security Council, the number of people who need humanitarian aid increased by 25% over the past year, with 614 million women and girls living in conflict-affected countries. The terrible fact is that history shows us that women, children, and LGBT+ people face a particularly high threat of violence during armed conflicts, where violence against women, including sexual violence, increases exponentially. Women in armed conflict zones are also less able to flee, as they are more likely to care for children or the elderly and usually have fewer financial resources. 

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Announcing Their Secret Sauce Podcast

Their Secret Sauce is a podcast with the mission to create a global platform for women-identified and gender non-binary leaders to share the skill or practice in their lives – the secret sauce – that fuels them as agents of social change. Jasmine Anouna announces the launch and shares more information about the new Their Secret Sauce podcast.

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The Time is Now

Gender Equity leaders propose five things philanthropy can do right now to deepen their investment in the fight to protect abortion access and bodily autonomy. Join us and sign your name to the pledge now.

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WFN Receives Transformative Gift from MacKenzie Scott

Women’s Funding Network is humbled to be among the group of MacKenzie Scott’s “286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear.”

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WFN Receives Transformative Gift from MacKenzie Scott

Discover The Gender Point

A first of its kind initiative that enhances policy and funding priorities across the nation.

Created through a powerful partnership between WFN and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, The Gender Point provides on-demand data reports to our member funds and foundations.

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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.

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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.

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Journey toward equality ongoing

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Thank you for 2023

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