AAUW Fund Facts

    • The AAUW Fund helps translate mission into action.
    • The AAUW Fund has been named one of the best independent charities in America.
    • The AAUW Fund remains the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women.

AAUW CA members and branches generously donated $494,000 to AAUW Fund in 2021.

AAUW awarded $6 million in fellowships and grants to more than 320 outstanding women and community projects in the 2022-23 academic year.

For 2022-23, there are 39 AAUW Fund Fellowship and Grant recipients studying in California colleges and universities or doing projects in our communities. They represent a broad and diverse range of studies and interests and are an excellent example of the wonderful use of branch and member donations.

California fellow and grant recipients will share their fascinating studies at several fall AAUW Fund virtual events. Please register for these events on the AAUW California website.


AAUW Fund supports the mission of AAUW

AAUW Greatest Needs Fund (9110) allows AAUW the flexibility to respond rapidly to new and emerging challenges facing women and girls, and to utilize your gift where it’s needed most. This fund ensures the strength, relevance, and viability of AAUW into the future.

Education and Training Fund (4450) addresses the barriers and implicit biases that hinder the advancement of women, by championing equal access to education and ensuring that education at every level is free from sex discrimination.

Economic Security Fund (4449) ensures livelihoods for women through achieving pay equity for women, providing training in salary negotiation, and deepening women’s retirement security and quality of life.

Leadership Fund (4452) supports the effort to close the gender gap in leadership opportunities by bolstering the participation of, and increasing the number of, girls and women in leadership roles, particularly in education and nonprofit organizations.

AAUW Fund Donations

If you make an online donation with a credit card and supply your member number, your primary branch will automatically be credited with your donation.

If you follow the directions to make a donation by check, indicate the Fund(s) to receive your donation and the branch(s) to be credited. The Online Branch is CA0199-California Online.

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The AAUW Champions for Women and Girls program recognizes individuals who have made a significant financial commitment to advancing equity for women and girls. The Champions program honors donors who annually give single or cumulative gifts of $5000 or more. Click here for more information.