The International Network of Women's Funds (INWF) is a group of women's funds from the global south and the global north that are committed to a world of equality and social justice.
INWF is part of a global women's movement that, using a gender lens, is redefining the concept and praxis of philanthropy, one in which the global south and the global north are working as equals, and one in which the act of giving is not the privilege of just a few but of all.
International women's funds are an effective instrument because we approach philanthropy with a transformative gender lens, know the needs of our local communities and are able to direct resources towards solutions for lasting change.
INWF promotes an alternative vision for the act of "giving" based on the principles of trust and empowerment. Our approach to sustainability is both political and financial, and places women's funds from various countries of the globe as a key lever for change. Member funds contribute to the network as equal partners both with financial resources (given proportionate to size) and with their human capacity and talents.