Gender matters in philanthropy. The mission of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is to deepen the understanding of women’s philanthropy through research, education, and training. Research, the centerpiece of all Institute programs, links women’s philanthropy to the changes in the world around us that encourage, hinder, and shape it.
The Institute offers a continuum of research-based educational services to inform donors, fundraisers, institutions, advisors, and other constituencies about the powerful and transformative role women play in philanthropic giving. Educational programs, ranging from keynote addresses to two-day courses, can be customized for specific audiences.
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute also periodically convenes both small and large groups for reflection, analysis, and discussion of timely issues in order to explore how and why gender matters in philanthropy.
The confluence of demographic changes, data, and research create a vivid image of women's increasing power and influence in society. Numbers matter. Read more here for a glance at women's gains in education, employment, income, and wealth.