Educational Foundation

The AAUW Educational Foundation provides educational opportunities and equity for women and girls through research and support of fellowship and grants programs, including International Fellowships, American Fellowships, Selected Professions Fellowships, and Research and Projects Grants.

The Foundation also established the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund for Women and Girls, which has supported teacher fellows and research on gender equity in education since 1988. The Foundation values and seeks diversity in both applicants and panelists who review applications.

In the 2018-19 academic year, AAUW funded $3.9 million for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and community projects serving women and girls.  AAUW California contributed over $1.3 million.  To see the AAUW 2018-19 Fellowship and Grants awardees, visit here.

The Foundation also makes Community Action grants, which are available to branches and states. AAUW California began our Tech Trek science camp for girls between 7th and 8th grades with such a grant.

Visit the Foundation for information about seeking a grant or fellowship.

The Educational Foundation is one of several areas for which AAUW California provides an e-mail list for interested parties. To subscribe, send an e-mail to our office at, with “subscribe-ef list” in the subject line.

Committee members are available to address your questions. Please send e-mail to and you will receive a response.

You can donate to our funds, whether or not you are a member. The AAUW Educational Foundation has a number of endowments which you can support directly through your donation. Use our Educational Foundation Donor Form for Open Endowments on the AAUW California website to make your check or credit card donation by mail.