Building Women’s Philanthropy - Southwest Florida Women's Foundation



Women make up over half the workforce, direct 85 percent of all consumer spending decisions and control 56 percent of our economy.

At the Women’s Foundation, we’re leveraging our economic power to invest in the future of women and girls.

Donors come to us because of our shared vision and trust in us to maximize the impact of your contribution.

As we see it, our job is to keep you informed about the opportunities that are — and are not — available to women in Southwest Florida. Then, we help you be part of the solution.

Translate your personal concerns about women and girls into long-term change. Let the Women’s Foundation help you grow equality for women and girls on your terms.

For more information, contact Brenda Tate at 239-908-0301 or

Are you a philanthropist?

While many would answer “no” to this question, most would be wrong. The word “philanthropy” comes from the Latin “philanthropia” and Greek “philanthrōpía,” meaning “love for [human]kind.” By sharing our resources (money, time, talent, other) and investing it back into the community, we demonstrate our love for humankind and desire to create a better and more equitable world for all.