Press Releases

2021 Releases

Pandemic Put a Strain on Charitable Giving, Especially for Women and Couples
November 16, 2021
This report highlights how broader social and economic forces may have affected the charitable giving of U.S. households during the pandemic.

Giving to women’s and girls’ organizations represents 1.9 percent of total charitable giving in the U.S.
October 26, 2021
This report highlights both gaps and growth in philanthropic support for women and girls.

Women embrace crowdfunding, study shows
September 1, 2021
This report uncovers insights about women crowdfunding donors, their characteristics, motivations, views on crowdfunding, future giving, and more.

Announcing the inaugural Black Women Give Back List
August 31, 2021
This new initiative spotlights 10 outstanding Black women philanthropists from diverse backgrounds who use their time, talent, treasure, testimony, and ties to make the world a better place.

Fewer couples making charitable giving decisions together, WPI study shows
March 16, 2021
This report finds that household giving dynamics are changing, with fewer couples making decisions jointly.

2020 releases

Giving to women’s and girls’ causes remains at 1.6 percent of all charitable giving
December 8, 2020
This report provides empirical data and real-life anecdotes that can help donors, nonprofits, and others kickstart action to generate more funding for women and girls.

New report finds Americans embraced expansive forms of giving during early months of pandemic
September 1, 2020
This report explores how men and women gave in response to the pandemic and how their overall giving changed in spring 2020.

New study examines technology’s positive impact on women’s philanthropy
April 21, 2020
A new report, Women Give 2020 – New Forms of Giving in a Digital Age: Powered by Technology, Creating Community, offers new research focused on how women give more than men, even as technology disrupts philanthropy.

Accomplished philanthropy leader named director of Women’s Philanthropy Institute
January 27, 2020
Jeannie Sager brings a wealth of expertise and more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership and development experience in a variety of fields, including higher education, independent schools and healthcare.

2019 releases

New study from Women's Philanthropy Institute explores goals and impact of women's foundations and funds
December 10, 2019
This report helps fill a gap in knowledge about women’s foundations and funds—a diverse and dynamic group of organizations with a history of leading philanthropy dedicated to women and girls.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute to convene national symposium on technology, gender and charitable giving
November 6, 2019
A two-day symposium, Philanthropy Plugged In: Creating community in the digital age, will examine the intersection of gender, technology, and giving to better understand this evolving landscape.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute launches first index to systematically measure total giving to women’s and girls’ causes
October 3, 2019
The Women & Girls Index: Measuring Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes quantifies the number of charities in the United States dedicated to women and girls and the amount of charitable giving they receive.

New research shows women’s fund and foundation donors are exceptionally engaged philanthropists
July 23, 2019
A new report explores the characteristics of women’s fund and foundation donors—the vast majority of whom are women—and finds that these donors are exemplary in a number of ways.

New research uncovers patterns about women’s foundations and funds
May 14, 2019
A new report explores patterns across more than 200 women’s foundations and funds, providing insight on a powerful and pioneering force in philanthropy dedicated to women and girls.

New study finds generosity links women across race and ethnicity
March 19, 2019
A new report, Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, offers insights on the intersection of race, giving, and gender.

2018 releases

New study shows how perceptions of others’ behavior influences giving to women’s and girls’ causes
December 11, 2018
This report explores how social norms—behaviors that are common, valued, and accepted by others—influence giving to women’s and girls’ causes, and whether gender differences exist.

New research shows that giving circles attract increasingly diverse donors
November 13, 2018
Two reports explore the dynamics of giving circle members and host organizations.

Women drove charitable giving increases following 2016 election
October 9, 2018
This report explores charitable giving by women and men in the weeks surrounding the 2016 election.

First known study examining how retirement affects charitable giving finds men and women give differently
July 24, 2018
The study finds that while most households decrease their overall spending around retirement, they generally maintain charitable giving levels—but gender differences exist.

Study finds men are more likely than women to replace charitable giving with impact investing
May 22, 2018
This study finds that while both men and women embrace impact investing as a way to achieve social and financial returns, households where men make charitable giving decisions—either as single men, or as sole deciders within their marriages—are more likely to replace charitable giving with impact investing.

Adult children—especially daughters—more likely to give to charitable causes if parents give
March 13, 2018
This report explores how parents transmit generosity to their children, and whether this differs for sons and daughters.