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Only 7% of charitable dollars go to women and girls globally.

With your help, we can change that. 

How Women Give is a platform for women to give together! We provide grants, visibility, and volunteerism to organizations solving critical community problems impacting women and girls in marginalized bay area communities.

We believe that women and girls deserve equal opportunities and together we are committed to their justice and equality. To date, we have provided over $250,000 in grants to women and girls organizations in the last five years.

Interested in joining How Women Give by donating $1,050?

For additional information, please contact Liz Mabey at


All grant recipients must meet the following requirements:


  • 501(c)3 organization based in the Bay Area OR led by a Women Leaders for the World (WLW) fellow or alum anywhere in the US. Fiscally sponsored organizations may apply.

  • Lead an organization specifically designed for, and providing direct services to, 75% or more low-income women or girls and are not a project of a larger organization.

  • Have an Executive Director/CEO who identifies as a woman; we prioritize leaders who are women of color but not exclusively

  • Can demonstrate that an operating grant of $10,000 will make a significant difference to the organization

  • Organization's mission must promote and be designed for girls and women in one or more of the following areas: 

    • Leadership & Empowerment (Including Arts, Sports and Technology)   

    • Economic Security (including work opportunities for women)

    • Essential Services (food; health care access; childcare)

    • Violence Prevention & Anti-Human Trafficking

  • Organizations must provide direct services, at least 75% of which target low income women and girls.

  • Organizations have an an operating budget of less than $3 million.


Grant proposals that include any of the following will not be considered:

  • Debt reduction

  • Grants to individuals

  • Endowment or capital funding

  • Partisan, legislative, or political activity

  • Religious outreach or evangelical programs


Please do not send applications that do not meet these requirements.

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