We’d like to sincerely thank the many foundations, organisations and individuals who have donated to the AWDF over the last 15 years.

AWDF Donors


In 2001, the AWDF was founded with contributions from individual African women, and these generous organisations:

We appreciate the dedicated contributions of our donors to resource African women’s movements. In addition to our institutional funders, the African Women’s Development Fund received donations from over 40 individuals in 2016.

  • African Capacity Building Foundation
  • AJG Foundation
  • Anonymous Institutional Donor
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Comic Relief
  • Catapult Foundation
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foundation for a Just Society
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Heyman Family Fund
  • Johns Hopkins University School
    of Public Health
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Mama Cash
  • Novo Foundation
  • Safe Abortion Action Fund
  • The Open Society Initiative
    for Eastern Africa
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • Trust Africa
  • Urgent Action Fund
  • Women’s Foundation of Minnesota