Thursday, July 9, 2009
Giving To Women’s Causes Increasing
A recent study by the Foundation Center, in cooperation with the Women’s Funding Network, has found that foundation giving to women’s and girl’s causes has outpaced general foundation giving. Most of this giving is done via so-called women’s funds, which are explained as “grant making entities that seek out and invest in women-led organizations and programs that are building solutions to core challenges in communities”. According to the study, between 1990 and 2006, foundation giving to women’s causes rose 223 percent (adjusted for inflation). In contrast, during the same time period, overall foundation giving increased 177 percent.
Charity Navigator rates many organizations whose primary focus is on women and girls. If you want to get in on the trend, and research some of these charities, you can find our ratings for them on our website by clicking here.