AAUW Funds

Giving unrestricted gifts to the AAUW Fund is the best way to provide general support to AAUW, our 501(c)(3) organization, where it is most needed for charitable programs. By giving unrestricted gifts, you receive the benefit of a tax-deduction, and you make it possible to respond to the most urgent needs and greatest opportunities to break through educational and economic barriers — and you make the biggest impact on women and girls who are working for their fair chance.

The AAUW Fund advances AAUW’s mission by sustaining all our programs and activities. Unrestricted gifts to the AAUW Fund help incubate and disseminate programs that

  • above all, advance equity for women and girls
  • strengthen AAUW’s role in the global community
  • respond to and eradicate the persistent challenges facing women and girls
  • leverage new opportunities and attract new audiences to our mission

The programs supported by the AAUW Fund as listed below get results for women and girls. And that’s AAUW’s top priority, now and in the future. For additional information, go to the links provided for the various programs.

AAUW Advocacy: Guided by our member-endorsed Public Policy Program, AAUW’s local, state, national, and global lobbying and grassroots efforts help empower women and girls.

AAUW National Convention: Our biennial meeting empowers women leaders to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders.

Campus Outreach Grants: These grants provide funding for AAUW members to host events educating students about unfair pay, sexual harassment and assault, pregnancy discrimination, and Title IX violations.

College/University (C/U) Partners: C/U membership opens doors to AAUW grants and fellowships, leadership training, professional development, and advocacy tools.

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund: The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund supports research on gender equity in education and the workplace.

Elect Her–Campus Women Win: Elect Her is the only national program encouraging and training college women to run for student government and future political office.

Fellows Alumnae Initiative: This initiative connects former AAUW fellows and grantees with one another and with AAUW.

Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF): LAF challenges sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace.

LAF Case Support Travel Grants: These grants pay the travel expenses of AAUW-supported plaintiffs and their lawyers who are speaking at state conventions or regional meetings.

Legal Case Support: These awards support cases in the workplace and academia that have the potential to protect all women.

Member Leader Programs: The programs include formal leadership training, resources, and opportunities for members at the branch, state, and national levels.

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL): America’s premier annual conference for college women prepares attendees to be campus and community leaders.

National Student Advisory Council: These AAUW ambassadors advise staffs about college students’ needs, lead on-campus gender equality projects, and help plan NCCWSL.

New Program Development: Elect Her, Start Smart, Tech Trek, and others new programs empower women and girls at the branch, state, and national levels.

Outlook: Our AAUW magazine covers the issues that women face today, from the gender pay gap to human trafficking.

Regional Field Representatives: This pilot program assists four states with membership recruitment and retention, fundraising, and advocacy.

Start Smart: These workshops prepare college women to enter the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.

Tech Savvy: These daylong conferences seek to interest girls in grades 6–9 in STEM fields and inform their families about STEM education and careers.

Tech Trek: Our weeklong camps are designed to encourage girls in STEM in high school, college, and beyond.

Work Smart: These workshops teach working women how to evaluate, negotiate, and convey their worth confidently in the job market.

Younger Women’s Task Force: This AAUW-affiliated entity is geared toward younger women fighting for social justice.

Gifts to the AAUW Fund are tax deductible. Please make all checks payable to the AAUW Fund and mail to AAUW, P.O. Box 98045, Washington, DC 20090-8045. Or you can contribute online using our secure website.