Woodcock Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Woodcock Foundation’s girls and women’s grants focus largely on gender equality efforts in the United States and around the world.  

IP TAKE: This funder seeks organizations contributing to widespread, systemic change in its areas of grantmaking interest.

PROFILE: The late philanthropist Polly Guth established the New York-based Woodcock Foundation in 1996. The foundation’s main objective is “[e]ncouraging leadership and entrepreneurship to improve the educational, economic, and environmental situations of those most in need.” Areas of grantmaking interest include social enterprise, economic development, food systems, large landscape conservation, education, media & democracy, gender equality and civil society.

The majority of Woodcock’s grants to support girls and women’s causes go to gender and economic equality projects. Grant amounts typically range from $50,000 to $200,000. Past grantees in this space include NuDay Syria, which received support for its programs aiding displaced Syrian women and their families; and Half the Sky, which received funding for its work combatting oppression against women and girls around the world. To learn more about the types of organizations Woodcock supports and at what level, explore its grantees page.

The Woodcock Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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