Women

Women Exert New Influence on Philanthropy
July 12, 2012

Women are exerting a greater influence on how philanthropy is done as they accumulate wealth and use their clout to change the way funds are raised and distributed. Roughly 1 million women in the United States each have assets of at least $2 million, according to 2007 Internal Revenue Service data, the most recent available. Wealth controlled by charitably minded women can be expected to grow as they build careers and inherit money from their parents and their husbands.

An Interview With Leah Drew of Bright Pink
February 10, 2012

Bright Pink is a national nonprofit organization with an annual operating budget of $900,000 that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Named Top Nonprofit by NAFE
February 9, 2012

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced that the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named the pediatric nonprofit as one of the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women. A newly released report revealed that women hold 38 percent of the executive positions at the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies. The new report, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, also finds that women hold 27 percent of all board of director seats at the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies, compared with 16 percent across the Fortune 500.

Wal-Mart to Provide $100-Million in Grants to Help Women
September 14, 2011

Wal-Mart has committed $100-million in grants to nonprofit groups that provide job training to women as part of a $20-billion campaign to boost female economic development, according to The New York Times and the Associated Press.

The grants will support development of work and financial skills for hundreds of thousands of women in the United States and abroad, including female employees at Wal-Mart’s suppliers.

NoVo Foundation Commits $80 million Over 10 years Towards Ending Violence Against Girls and Women in the U.S.
May 20, 2011

The NoVo Foundation kicks off its Move to End Violence initiative, a groundbreaking, 10-year, $80 million initiative designed to strengthen the movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States. The program is designed as a series of five cohorts, each on a two-year cycle. Over the life of the initiative, Move to End Violence will engage over 100 individuals and as many organizations, establishing a powerful infrastructure of sophisticated leaders and organizations to lead the effort to end violence against girls and women in the United States.

Showing Your Mama Some Love
May 9, 2011

To Mama With Love is a collaborative online art project that honors moms across the globe and raises funds to invest in remarkable women who are transforming our world.

The Charity Divide: Study Shows Women More Generous Givers than Men
February 22, 2011

Next time you're out raising money for your favorite charity, you would do best to first hit up your female friends — or perhaps the wives of your male ones. Women, it appears, are much better givers.

According to a recent study by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the University of Indiana, women are as much as 40% more likely to donate than men. What's more, women at nearly every income level are better givers. Not only do they give more often; they also tend to donate more.