Twelve Women’s Funds in the South: Common Context, Collective Impact
Women's Funding Network
Women’s funds offer a unique model for philanthropy that creates deep-rooted, systemic change through the empowerment of women and girls. The 12 women’s funds included in this report work to address the critical issues affecting women in the southern United States. In a part of the country too often characterized by its problems, these organizations see enormous potential for women and girls to be the solution, creating change for their communities and their region.
This report represents a collaborative effort to present the common context and collective impact of the 12 funds. Working together, the funds identified their shared priorities and developed a common vocabulary for the key issues, approaches, and areas of social change in their work. The result goes beyond a simple overview of regional grant-making, embodying a shared commitment to build a better future for women and girls in the South.