Give to Women & Girls Day 2023
Last year, the Women & Girls Index launched Give to Women & Girls Day, a groundbreaking effort to increase funding for women’s and girls’ organizations. While nearly 50,000 organizations are dedicated to women and girls across the United States, the WGI consistently shows that less than 2% of total charitable giving goes to these organizations.
On October 11th, 2023, coinciding with International Day of the Girl, the Women & Girls Index will be raising awareness and encouraging donations to organizations committed to improving the lives and opportunities for women and girls.
As a proud anchor partner of this initiative, the National Women’s Hall of Fame has compiled a list of Inductee-associated organizations dedicated to serving women and girls, as well as a list of known women’s halls of fame at the state level. Please consider making a donation to your favorite nonprofits supporting women and girls Wednesday, October 11. When we come together to support each other, that’s called progress. Join us in our effort to raise awareness and promote giving to women and girls!
The Promise Fund
Co-Founded by 2015 Inductee Nancy Brinker, the Promise Fund is a non-profit organization that seeks to reduce and prevent the progression of breast and cervical cancer and save lives through early detection by utilizing the following strategies:
- Patient Navigation
- Community Awareness
- Policy Changes
100 percent of the funds raised for The Promise Fund of Florida remain in and directly benefit members in need in Palm Beach County.
Through the Flower
Through the Flower was founded by 2021 Inductee Judy Chicago in 1978 and their mission is to highlight women’s achievements and empower, educate, and inspire social change through art. It provides resource and research materials through its institutional partners to students and scholars worldwide.
National Women’s Law Center
2015 Inductee Marcia Greenberger founded the National Women’s Law Center to provide advocates, experts, and lawyers to fight for gender justice, taking on issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. They drive change in the courts, in public policy, and in society, especially for women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.
Vital Voices was established by Inductees Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and Diane von Furstenberg. Vital Voices’ mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.
The Ms. Foundation for Women was co-founded by 1993 Inductee Gloria Steinem. The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all.
They achieve their mission by investing in, and strengthening, the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women.
Founded by 2011 Inductee Kathrine Switzer, 261 Fearless offers education and running opportunities for women to discover their self-worth and potential and make choices to control their lives. They unite and support each other with a global social running network encouraging healthy living, a positive sense of self and fearlessness.
The Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health
Created with a lead gift by 2019 Inductee Jane Fonda, the mission of the Jane Fonda Center is to advance scientific knowledge about adolescence with an emphasis on adolescent reproductive health. It seeks to disseminate information and strategies for risk reduction and healthy transitions to adulthood.
The Mia Hamm Foundation
Founded by 2021 Inductee Mia Hamm, The Mia Hamm Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of more opportunities for young women to participate in sports.