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What We Do

Learn about our practice, principles, and range of work in the fight for gender equality and justice.

WFN provides a collaborative environment for gender equity funders that connects bold ideas with the resources to propel them into action.

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.

Our Areas of Work

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Capacity Building

WFN’s capacity building work includes fostering opportunities for shared learning and professional development, leading the creation of collaborative funds and resources, providing technical assistance and guides for funding practice, and live and virtual learning events.

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Strategy Development

WFN works in partnership with its membership and other funding partners to lead initiatives, develop programs, and organize collective action on key issues to strategically improve the efficacy of philanthropic work in the sphere of gender equity and justice.

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Influence + Amplification

The strength of WFN’s membership alliance creates a network of amplification and influence that is supported through coordinated advocacy opportunities, a platform for community communications and press, and leadership spotlights and directories.

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Knowledge + Research

Working alongside funding partners and the membership, WFN creates and curates an ever growing body of reports and learning that provide context, thought leadership, and evidence to support funding practices which propel movements forward.

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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.