Who We Are

The Atlanta Women's Foundation exists to help women and girls thrive.


As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls. We strive to ensure that all women and girls in metro Atlanta live safe, economically self-sufficient, successful lives.

Philanthropic giving to organizations that specifically serve women and girls represents only 1.6% of all donations given in the Unites States. Social problems affect women and girls in unique ways—biologically, psychologically, and economically—so programs designed to deal with these problems must acknowledge, honor, and reflect these factors. AWF examines everything it does through a gender lens. We are always asking, “Was this program designed with women and girls in mind?” AWF sees what works (and what doesn’t) and then identifies and funds the organizations and programs with the greatest impact.

We are both a funder and a convener, playing an essential role in creating the space for collaboration and in supporting our grantee partners as they work together to achieve better results. We are also an educator, conducting research and developing community advocates in support of women and girls.

When you invest AWF, you invest in stronger, more stable families and communities. Invest in women and girls, and you invest a society that works—for everyone.

Your generosity helps lift women and girls out of poverty.