The AAUW Educational Foundation is the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world. The Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented, as well as funding groundbreaking research, fellowships and grants for outstanding women from around the globe, special awards, vital community action projects, symposia, roundtables, and forums.

The Foundation's cornerstone has always been the remarkable energy and commitment of AAUW members, other individuals, corporations, and foundations that make contributions and help raise money for the Foundation's work.

Foundation Mission and Diversity Statements

The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

In principle and practice, the AAUW Educational Foundation values and seeks diversity. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

How You Can Help

Your contributions to the AAUW Educational Foundation will promote educational equity for women and girls throughout the nation and the world. The AAUW Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
You can contribute through our local branch by contacting the Educational Foundation Chair.


The first woman in space, American Astronaut Sally Ride is an Education Foundation Fellow, too, and frequently speaks at AAUW-supported functions like Tech Trek here in San Diego.




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