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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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Top Stories from WFN

Honor World Refugees, Support Peace and Justice

Today on World Refugee Day, we celebrate the contributions migrants make to every country they reside. But even as we honor them, we cannot forget that their journey is often one of survival, not choice.

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Local Leadership For Global Gender Equity and Justice

Last week, Rise Up released an impact report commemorating our 15 years of advancing gender equity and justice—which is both a celebration and a call to action for all of us to hear, support, and amplify visionary local leadership.

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Global South Shows the Way: shifting the political stakes for gender justice

While this week’s news in Mexico was historic, we know there’s still work to do.

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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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Honor World Refugees, Support Peace and Justice

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Local Leadership For Global Gender Equity and Justice

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Global South Shows the Way: shifting the political stakes for gender justice

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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.