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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Latest News

Poverty levels high for Florida women

Poverty levels high for Florida women

"The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity report," released this month, found that more women in Florida live in poverty today than in 2004. In fact, our state ranks in the bottom third of all states of women living in poverty.