October 11, 2022

The Women & Girls Index shows that nearly 50,000 organizations in the U.S. are dedicated to women and girls, yet they consistently receive less than 2% of all charitable giving, according to research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI).





Today, October 11, 2022, WPI launches Give to Women and Girls Day, a groundbreaking effort to increase funding for women’s and girls’ organizations, in partnership with Giving Tuesday, the Ms. Foundation, Philanos, Philanthropy Together, Pivotal Ventures, Schusterman Family Philanthropies, United Nations Foundation, Vital Voices, Women's Funding Network, and Women Moving Millions.

Join us TODAY for a virtual event celebrating Give to Women and Girls Day at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT!

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Join us TODAY for a virtual event celebrating Give to Women and Girls Day on October 11, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT!


Enjoy a poem by Girl Up activist and student Isabel Lui, a performance by Broadway singer Morgan Wood, and learn the latest findings from the WGI, and dive into an engaging panel discussion featuring:

  • Cindi Leive, Co-Founder and CEO, The Meteor, and former Editor-In-Chief, Glamour Magazine
  • Nicole Robinson, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
  • Mona Sinha, Board Chair, Women Moving Millions
  • Ted Bunch, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, A Call to Men


Why do we need a day for giving to women’s and girls’ organizations?
The Women & Girls Index has consistently shown that less than 2% of all charitable giving goes to the nearly 50,000 U.S. organizations dedicated to women and girls. Give to Women and Girls Day is an opportunity to increase giving and move beyond 2%!
How do I know which organizations are the best for me donate to?
You can utilize the WGI to discover organizations dedicated to women and girls. You can refine your search by keyword, geographic location and category to find the organizations that best align with your values and interests.
What else can I do to support women’s and girls’ organizations and causes?
Remember the 7 Ts — there are many ways to support these organizations! Volunteer, inform your network about your preferred causes or organizations, or use Give to Women and Girls Day to drive further attention to the needs of all women and girls. Find resources to help spread the word here.

Our Give To Women and Girls Day Partners

“I want unfettered opportunities for girls and women. This means putting girls and women at the center of everything. It means supporting girls and women to speak for themselves and to design and lead solutions to the stubborn problems that get in the way of creating a more equal world for all. It means allowing girls and women to control the resources that are needed to implement those solutions. Give to Women and Girls Day is a celebration of the great potential for change.”

- Michelle Milford Morse

Vice President, Girls & Women Strategy,
United Nations Foundation

“Women Moving Millions is honored to support Give to Women and Girls Day—a day that speaks to the heart of our mission to catalyze unprecedented resources for gender equality. Investing in women and girls builds a better future for us all, and we hope philanthropists at every level will join the movement and support organizations building a gender equal world.”

- Sarah Haacke Byrd

Women Moving Millions

“Give to Women and Girls Day is an important opportunity and wake up call. With less than 2% of giving currently directed to women and girls, it is vital that givers at all levels step up and invest in our health, well-being and leadership. When women thrive, families, communities and societies thrive.”

- Lisa Eisen

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

"While women and girls make up 51 percent of the world’s population, organizations that support women and girls receive less than 2 percent of all philanthropic giving–even less for funds that focus on women and girls of color. We can and must do more. That's why the Women's Funding Network, the world’s largest philanthropic alliance for gender equity, is proud to partner on Give to Women and Girls Day. When all genders thrive, we bring our whole community with us."

- Elizabeth Barajas-Román

President and CEO,
Women’s Funding Network

​​“By investing in women and girls, we’re cultivating a community of strong, powerful leaders who are paving the way for true equality in this country. Pivotal Ventures is proud to support the first day of giving dedicated specifically to women and girls, and we hope this effort helps launch a new era of philanthropy that directs more energy and attention to gender equality and ensures this chronically underfunded, crucially important issue finally sees the resources it deserves.”

– Haven Ley

Managing Director of Program Strategy at Pivotal Ventures