Potential Program Funders
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations, and community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories.
Avon Foundation was founded to improve the lives of women and their families. Priority is currently being given to proposals that address breast cancer or domestic violence.
Dining for Women (DFW) is an educational dinner-giving circle. Across the United States, women "dine in" together each month, and their "dining out" dollars are sent to grassroots international programs empowering women living in extreme poverty. DFW donations fund programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries.
Kroger Company's Family of Stores includes The Kroger Co. Foundation, The Fred Meyer Foundation, and The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation. Kroger focuses its charitable giving in several key areas: hunger relief, K-12 education, grassroots service organizations, women's health, and advancement for women and minorities.
Macy’s Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to local communities from coast to coast through My Macy's District Grants. Macy's focus areas are arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women's issues.
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation is dedicated to ending women’s cancers and domestic abuse.
Michigan State University Libraries has funding and resource listings for women.
Ms. Foundation for Women has a strong record of creative and effective grantmaking, training, and public education strategies to create and improve economic opportunities for women in the United States, safeguard women’s health and safety, and help girls sustain their self-confidence and vitality.
Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues, and works to redress inequities in research, health care services, and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. The Office on Women's Health coordinates women's health efforts in HHS to eliminate disparities in health status and supports culturally sensitive educational programs that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness.
Office of Victims of Crime is under the Office of Justice Programs of the US Department of Justice. Its resources and grant opportunities are available to address such crimes as domestic and dating violence, elder abuse, victims’ assistance, and support services. Check your state department for similar resources and programs available.
Philanthropy News Digest (PND) is a service of The Foundation Center and provides up-to-date announcements on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the categories of children and youth, community, disabled, education, environment, health, human services, international affairs, substance abuse, and women.
Verizon Foundation helps fund programs for people in the areas of education, literacy, domestic violence prevention, health and accessibility, and internet safety.
The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others® supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children in the United States and Puerto Rico. They support programs addressing health, education, and social service needs. The foundation recognizes the value of new programs created to respond to changing needs and will consider funding projects of an original or pioneering nature within an existing organization.
WOMEN'S WAY raises funds and mobilizes resources to support programs for more than 260,000 women and their families through 15 member and associate member agencies located in the Greater Philadelphia area. WOMEN'S WAY and its agencies advocate freedom from violence, challenge discrimination, affirm reproductive freedom, foster economic self-determination, and guarantee equal opportunity.