Press Releases

2019 releases

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.