This resource guide seeks to provide a directory of concepts and strategies in international fundraising for organizations benefiting women and girls.

Recently there has been a greater focus on organizations working to improve the lives or women and girls. This spotlight has led to greater attention from the donor community and as a result giving to groups benefitting women and girls is on the rise. According to the US Foundation Center report, “Accelerating Change for Women and Girls”, foundation giving targeted to women and girls grew by 223 percent from 1990-2006.

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Thank you so much Meghan! This is very important and necessary!

Wish you best!

Thank you for the Resouce Guide on Funding for Women and Girls' Organizations. Here at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego we are seeking ongoing funding for our nine-year old Women PeaceMakers program and we also try to pass along funding possibilities to the over 30 women from as many different countries who have been in the Women PeaceMakers program and need funding for their own organizations and work in their countries.

Kent Dove, recently retired development officer for Indiana University, visited the University of San Diego yesterday and spoke with us about university fundraising. The one question I asked was whether women give differently than men and whether individual women are going to become a much larger part of the fundraising puzzle in the near future. What do you think?
Thank you Diana,

I hope this resource guide will be helpful for the Women PeaceMakers and perhaps also aid with prospect research for the program at the University of San Diego.

Women funders are increasing playing an important role in philanthropy, as their earning power has grown and they generate their own wealth. In fact, high net worth individuals in the US are increasingly female, creating a huge potential for women’s philanthropy in the near future. There are studies which indicate that women give differently than men and have different motivations for giving. One important way that women give differently is by emphasizing collaboration through giving circles of fellow women philanthropists and through increasing donor involvement with their beneficiary organization.

While individual women donors are important, it is also key to focus on the support provided by foundations and governments as they too are providing substantial funds to organizations benefiting women and girls.

Hi there,

Thank you for this post, am loving this.

Good day,

Thanks so much for this great information
Dear Meghan,


Just want to say thankyou so much for this information as it will really help us as Community Based Organisations (CBO) here in Northern Uganda that works with and for women to get access to such resources more especially at the moment when people are leaving the internally displaced camps (IDPs) where women, girls and children have been hard hit by the 2 and half decade of civil war.

God bless you
Thannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnk youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu so very much Meghan for this invalueable resource guide.

Please keep it up!
thanks for this wonderful works we do need the program in our area
Women and girls in particular require more fund for their needs are domestic, they also suffers and happened to be victims of all kind of violence, where there is peace or war. I thank the person behind this project.
We have just registererd an oragnisation that will seek to resolve community based conflict In Zimbabwe and have several gender-specific themes. Your resource guide has really helped us to shape our way forward. This is great networking for the good of peace. The Zimbabawe Community Conflict Resolution Agenda (ZIMCCRA) really appreciates your assistance

Solomon Mungure
this is a worth cause especially for rural african woman.It would be great if many got a chance to access. Our kenyan rural folks have had many years of neglect.I will share with some to know their is a way out


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