Women’s Philanthropy Institute

Research that grows women’s philanthropy

To tackle challenges large and small, our world needs more strategic philanthropy. Women can lead this charge, harnessing their growing wealth and influence to create a more just, equitable, and healthy society.

To unlock the full potential of women’s philanthropy, we must understand how gender shapes giving behavior. To build a powerful and diverse force of female philanthropists, we need to understand more about what drives women to give.

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute exists for that reason: to conduct, curate, and disseminate research that grows women’s philanthropy.


Our mission

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education—interpreting and sharing our insights broadly to improve philanthropy.

The 2023 Black Women Give Back List

In partnership with Black Philanthropy Month, check out WPI’s third annual Black Women Give Back honorees.