Dining For Women

Rating: 4.87 stars   31 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

International, Philanthropy


204 Stonebrook Farm Way Greenville SC 29615 USA


To empower women living in extreme poverty by funding worldwide programs fostering good health, education and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational dinner circles inspiring individuals to make a profound difference through the power of collective giving.


Since its founding in 2003, more than 390 chapters and 9,000 people have joined DFW, making a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and girls living in the most extreme poverty in more than 30 countries. To date, DFW has raised over $2.1 million, one potluck at a time!

Target demographics:

Dining for Women empowers women living in extreme poverty by funding programs fostering good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and cultivates educational dinner circles inspiring individuals to make a difference through the power of collective giving.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Each month, a different program is selected, and many hundreds of women and children benefit from the donations DFW is able to raise.

Geographic areas served:

Developing countries world wide


Each month, a new non-profit NGO is selected to receive that month's donation. To see the list of all programs go to: http://www.diningforwomen.org/ProgramsPanelPage

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dining for Women's model of collective giving is so simple but yet, so powerful! I've been part of the Board of Directors for almost 2 years now and I am also a member of the very first couples chapter. The couples chapter meets every month, every month a different couple hosts the dinner at their home and another couple does the presentation about the featured program that Dining for Women is supporting -- it is a fun, and inspiring evening with friends; we are all learning so much about the global issues that impact us all and collectively we feel that we are making a positive difference in most desperate and impoverished places in the world. Marsha Wallace (Founder and President) and the board have put together a very exciting strategic plan for the organization and we are looking forward to the day when Dining for Women can help 10 times more women than it does today!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The results come in every month through the follow-up reports that are posted on the website : http://www.diningforwomen.org/programs/followup and personally meeting every month to support the featured programs has enriched my life and given it additional purpose and focus.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to move faster and grow the membership even faster than it is so that we can help even more women and girls -- every day that goes by is a day wasted in our ability to provide support for a girl in need...

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