Description of Funds

What is the AAUW Fund?

The AAUW Fund is a general fund for unrestricted gifts, which are used when and where they are most needed. 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 CAP GrantsLegal Advocacy Fund,  the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, and Start Smart and Work Smart.

In the past, AAUW’s national membership dues covered the costs of managing and running mission-based programs. Though membership numbers have remained steady the past several years, membership dues have remained the same, and program costs have risen annually. AAUW national membership dues cover just 30 percent of the funds needed to support the mission-based programs and advocacy efforts that are fundamental to AAUW’s ongoing effectiveness.

Learn more about the strategic focus of AAUW in:

Advocacy

Education

Leadership Initiatives for Women

Workplace & Economic Equity

Online donations to support these programs can be made clicking on the DONATE button on the right sidebar. If you are a member, please include your membership ID# for our branch to receive credit. Your membership ID# can be found in our directory or by contacting the Membership VP.

If you wish to contribute with a check, please use the Many Ways to Donate to AAUW form, and follow the detailed instructions.

To learn more about how you can help locally, please contact our local VP of Funds by emailing us at aauwsr@gmail.com