About AAUW Fund

In 2009, the various funds we support in AAUW were organized into a structure called AAUW Funds. No longer called the Educational Foundation, these funds provide educational opportunities and equity for women and girls through research and support of fellowship and grants programs, AAUW Greatest Needs Fund, Education and Training Fund, Economic Security Fund, and Leadership Fund. The diagram below provides a graphic example of how donations to the AAUW Fund can be and are used to further our mission. For example, the LAF program is now included in the Economic Security Fund.

Fellowships and Grants

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. Due to the long-standing generous contributions of AAUW members across the U.S., a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities—breaking through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Locally, our Redding Branch contributes each year to #4251 Redding (CA) Branch 60th Anniversary American Fellowship. The fellowship is fully funded and currently stands at $211,727.