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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Education, Graduate & Professional Schools, Philanthropy, Private Operating Foundations, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Target demographics: Women and girls

Geographic areas served: Nationwide and International

Programs: Programs that develop women's potential to lead in their schools, communities and country. Educational and lifelong learning opportunities. The protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination. Research to provide analysis, data and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls. Advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

As an AAUW major donor, I'm confident that my contributions are used wisely and effectively to advance equity for women and girls. I highly recommend giving your time, talent, and treasure to this powerful organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

AAUW exists to provide a support network and advocacy group for women affiliated with the historically patricarchal world of higher education, providing women, like myself, with a network of colleagues who share experiences and support each other. The publications and listserv sponsored by AAUW are refreshing reminders not only of how far women have come in this field, but that there is more work to be done.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AAUW is a powerful organization that empowers women across the country. I recently participated in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders hosted by AAUW and it was a life-changing event. AAUW is a pioneer in the field of addressing women's issues and is a phenomenal organization that serves countless women.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional fundraiser for more than 28 years, I have always been impressed with the high calibre of care and commitment AAUW takes in allocating their charitable monies. Branch members from across the country work to raise funds for fellowships, research, community projects, equity, advocacy and leadership - - all focused on helping women break through barriers. Branch members also serve on the allocation teams that review hundreds of applications to select the most appropriate recipients. It is a process all can be proud of and as a 39 year member of AAUW, I certainly am! It is philanthropy that puts our mission in action!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I wasn't always a leader. I wanted to be, but it took awhile to develop my skills - - and AAUW helped me do that. Now I have had the pleasure of serving AAUW in two states and five different branches in a variety of leadership roles. I never worry about having friends - - no matter where I am, AAUW is there. AAUW offers women the opportunities needed in today's world to stay current, stay connected and stay involved in making important changes for the good of all. As a national organization, it is a prominent voice in legislative affairs impacting women and I can add my voice through AAUW's Two-Minute Activist! Easy and fast! I've worked with AAUW members in their twenty's and those in thier nineties! ALL were a part of AAUW because they want to make a difference for women and girls. I'm proud to be one of them!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a higher education professional for thirty years, matriarch of an all female family and researcher in women's issues I am very grateful for the efforts of AAUW at all levels. As a bonafide advocate for women and girls, AAUW became my go-to place for truthful representation of women's rights. I benefited from the research done by their staff as I was writing my book on the status of women and women's issues. The information was well founded and gave me documentation I needed to prove my points. The Leadership development programs such as NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders) and Campus Women Win are also near and dear to my heart since they provide experiences and tools to women for success in a very competitive society. I commend AAUW for their advocacy, research and overall ability to raise awareness about the successes and challenges to all areas relevant and important to the well being of women and girls.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have belong to AAUW for almost 30 years. It has been my way to connect with women when I moved to 3 different states--women that I knew could help me meet other women and develop professional and personal networks.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AAUW chapters across Arkansas have been instrumental in helping the Women's Foundation of Arkansas's Girls of Promise program introduce girls to women role models for over 10 years. We're thrilled to continue to receive financial and volunteer support from these women who are wonderful role models themselves!

Annette K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I belong to the Cabrillo-Diego chapter of AAUW and we raise runds from the membership each year to send girls to Tech Trek, the summer technology/science camp. I'm very proud of our members' response to our appeals for donations. We have grown fro funding a few girls to this year being able to send 8 girls to camp, well on our way to 9. The girls tell us the experience is life changing, opening doors to them they never dreamed of, giving them a glimpse of what they can be, what they can do in the fields of science and technology. We encourage our members to consider this their charitable donation of the year and experience the joy of changing a young woman's life. It's the best feeling in the world!

Earline B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I love AAUW and their commitment to women and girls. AAUW follows through with scholarships for all girls regardless of race or color. KUDOS to AAUW and keep up the good work!!!When you educate a girl you educate a natiion. Peace

E.Bentley

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I received a generous AAUW International Fellowship for my graduate study at Case Western Reserve University, which provided me with a comprehensive training. As a result, over the years, I have been able to serve Girls and Women along with their families as an educator, administrator, and a licensed clinical social worker in hospitals, schools and now private practice in mental health services. Higher education and training for women and girls empower them in a very fundamental way to bring changes to the world for better. I appreciate what AAUW continues to do globally.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been an AAUW member since my early 30s, and have benefitted so much from this organization. As a middle school science teacher, I received their Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship and $15,000 to have a wonderful afterschool science club for girls. They continued as confident and science loving high school and college students! I also taught in the first CA Tech Trek for Girls at Stanford. This was Marie Wolbach's dreamchild of a week of classes and meeting women with interesting professons on a college campus for deserving middle school girls. It grew to 8 other college sites and I've taught at the San Diego campus and the Whittier campus for 5 more years. AAUW has made a tremendous difference in my life as a teacher and as a woman.