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Dining for Women

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Causes: International, Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations, Promotion of International Understanding

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

Programs: 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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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

This nonprofit gives direct help to women and children all over the developing world monthly. The research they do to find the constructive nonprofits and the oversight to ensure all the funding goes for the right uses is extraordinary. In addition, the concept of the giving circle for me has brought together other women interested in these issues and educated all of us as to the terrible proverty and critical issues still facing women in the 21st century. They are doing great work and having such an important impact.



Rating: 5

I am a member of Dining for Women local chapter. I enjoy the special time spent with other local women, learning about other area of the world, and how we can help. I always leave feeling uplifted, and very blessed! We are so grateful for our blessings, and truly each of us are grateful for the opportunity Dining for Women allows to help others.