AAUW Funds

Resources for Branch Leaders

Finding support for AAUW’s outstanding local and national programs empowers the women and girls who most need our help. That makes the work of an AAUW fundraiser crucial to the mission. AAUW programs can’t exist without funding. The AAUW tool kit will help make you the best fundraiser you can be.

Questions?  Contact Bea Dan, Maryland Vice President for AAUW Funds (bea_dane at comcast.net),


Formerly known as The AAUW Educational Foundation, there are now separately designated Funds and Programs through which you can support the work of AAUW.

Contributions to the AAUW Funds are fully tax deductible and can be restricted to any specific fund or program by writing the fund or program name or number on your check. Contributions can also be made on-line through the aauw website at www.aauw.org,

The following is a breakdown of the primary Funds:

AAUW Funds (#9110) Gifts that are not restricted to a specific fund support programs with the greatest needs.  This prevents overfunded and underfunded areas that keep AAUW from reaching our full mission potential. By donating to the AAUW Fund, you are helping incubate and grow our highly successful, community-based, mission-driven programs, such as Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, Start Smart and Work Smart, the Legal Advocacy Fund, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, research, and other initiatives.

The Legal Advocacy Fund (#3999)  This Fund supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination. Some of the LAF’s programs include:
Legal Case Support
LAF Case Support Travel Grants
Campus Outreach Projects

The Educational Opportunities Fund (#4336) The Fund supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities that give women a chance for a lifetime of success.  Some of the programs include:
Fellowships and Grants
The Fellows Alumnae Initiative
The Undergraduate Scholarship Clearinghouse

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund (#9170) supports AAUW research to provide analysis, data and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls.

The Public Policy Fund (#4337) supports advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women. Public policy programs include:
Government Relations
Civic Engagement
Field Organizing

The Leadership Programs Fund (#4339) supports programs that develop women’s potential to lead in their schools, communities and country.  Leadership programs include:
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
Campus Action Projects
Campaign College