We Elevate Women and Girls by Investing in Programs that Educate, Boost Security and Entrepreneurship, and Advocate from a Woman’s Perspective.

Program Spotlights

ElevateHer SWFL

We can elevate 4th and 5th grade girls, like Maria and Evelyn, to learn to sew, cook, and learn crafts and life skills with caring mentors. This is an example of your donation of just $25 per month working to support matching grants to programs like New Horizon’s Super Girls Club… Read More

Kiva U.S. Micro-Loans

After 25 years of making money for others, Carleen became a business owner thanks to a Kiva U.S. Micro-Loan supported by the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida.  She turned a small profit and earned a small income in the first year. Thanks to a successful repayment of her first Kiva Loan… Read More

Matched Savings 

A hard working, but income challenged, woman like Biby can complete her education or training with your help. Did you know your $2,000 donation will pay the gap to cover tuition, fees, books and tools like a computer to assure Biby completes her program?
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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the darkest, most brutal and hidden crime taking place in Southwest Florida. Most are lulled by the myth that human trafficking happens only in faraway places. But the truth is sex and labor trafficking are flourishing nearby, The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida 
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Hurricane Irma Resource List

Hurricane Irma Resource List

We understand many Southwest Florida residents are emotionally and physically exhausted from the stress of the preparations and the impact of the storm. We have compiled a list of resources for anyone who may be in need of assistance.

Marianela is Determined to Deliver Medical Care to Those in Need. Matched Savings for Education is Helping Her Achieve that Goal.

Marianela is Determined to Deliver Medical Care to Those in Need. Matched Savings for Education is Helping Her Achieve that Goal.

Naples Resident, and single mother of five, Marianela has a goal, to become a Physician to deliver care to underserved populations.
According to Marianela,
"Working full time, going to school and taking care of a family of five can cause financial stress. The help from the Matched Savings for Education  program takes some of the financial burden off my shoulders, especially during summer when some grants are not available."

Freedom of Speech Arguments Can NEVER Justify Selling Children Online

Freedom of Speech Arguments Can NEVER Justify Selling Children Online

The U.S. Congress recently took steps to close the loophole that currently makes it legal for internet businesses like BackPage.com to advertise and sell children for sex. This positive action to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was met with immediate opposition by Google and other well-funded tech company lobbyists.Here are 6 myths and facts you should be aware of regarding the tech industry’s obstruction of section 230 legislation.