Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment
This Women’s History Month, we’re proud to highlight the innovative and impactful work of these Kindful customers. Their missions are varied—from gender equity in the music industry to helping those affected by incarceration and addiction—but their causes are all worthy of your time and support.
On this page, you’ll find their missions, the areas of impact they serve, and ways to support their important work. Plus we’ll include resources and data about women in philanthropy that we compiled with nonprofits in mind.
- Boulanger Initiative
- 500 Women Scientists
- Crossroads for Women
- Helping Women Period
- Rejuvenating Women
- Thrive Women’s Clinic
- Women In Need Society
- Omaha Girls Rock
- Girls Write Nashville
- Girls On The Run
Mission: Boulanger Initiative’s mission is to promote music composed by womxn through performance, education, and commissions. To work toward greater inclusivity, and to enrich our collective understanding of what music is, has been, and can be.
Impacting: Gender equity in the music industry
Headquarters in: Washington, D.C.
How To Support Boulanger Initiative
Learn more about Boulanger Initiative
500 Women Scientists
Mission: Their mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible by fighting racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms.
Headquarters in: Boulder, CO
How To Support 500 Women Scientists
Learn more about 500 Women Scientists
Crossroads for Women
Mission: The mission of Crossroads for Women is to provide comprehensive, integrated services to empower women emerging from incarceration to achieve safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives in the community, for themselves and their children.
Impacting: Incarceration and addiction
Headquarters in: Albuquerque, NM
How To Support Crossroads for Women
- Become a monthly donor
- Host a supply drive
- Donate hygiene, cleaning, or non-perishable food items
Learn more about Crossroads for Women
Helping Women Period
Mission: Helping Women Period is committed to supplying menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income.
Impacting: Menstrual health
Headquarters in: East Lansing, MI
How To Support Helping Women Period
- Make drawstring bags for discreet delivery
- Host a menstrual health product drive
- Purchase a t-shirt, bag, or phone case
Learn more about Helping Women Period
Mission: Rejuvenating Women is a nonprofit organization committed to providing hope and restoration to individuals who have been trafficked and sexually exploited in Nebraska and throughout the country.
Impacting: Human trafficking
Headquarters in: Boys Town, NE
How To Support Rejuvenating Women
Learn more about Rejuvenating Women
Thrive Women’s Clinic
Mission: Thrive Women’s Clinic is dedicated to providing resources needed to navigate pregnancy decisions.
Impacting: Women’s health
Headquarters in: Dallas, TX
How To Support Thrive Women’s Clinic
Learn more about Thrive Women’s Clinic
Women In Need Society
Mission: WINS (Women In Need Society) is Calgary’s homegrown thrift charity founded in 1992 to provide basic needs to women in poverty and their families.
Headquarters in: Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
How To Support Women In Need Society
Learn more about Women In Need Society
Mission: WomenRising’s mission is to assist women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive, and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services.
Impacting: Social services
Headquarters in: Jersey City, NJ
How To Support WomenRising
Omaha Girls Rock
Mission: Omaha Girls Rock’s mission is to empower youth to find their unique voice through music education, performance, and creativity. Their goal is to cultivate strong, contributing members of their community.
Impacting: Music education
Headquarters in: Omaha, NE
How To Support Omaha Girls Rock
Learn more about Omaha Girls Rock
Girls Write Nashville
Mission: Girls Write Nashville is a nonprofit songwriting mentorship program based in Nashville, TN, that cultivates empowered expression and positive community for teen girls.
Impacting: Empowerment through music education
Headquarters in: Nashville, TN
How To Support Girls Write Nashville
Learn more about Girls Write Nashville
Girls On The Run
Kindful Girls On The Run customers include the Michiana, New Jersey East, Northeast Ohio, Bexar County, Central Ohio, Lancaster, and NOVA chapters.
Mission: Girls On The Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, their program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most.
Impacting: Physical and mental wellbeing
Headquarters in: Charlotte, NC
How To Support Girls On The Run
Learn more about Girls On The Run
Resources and data about women in philanthropy
- Women’s Impact Initiative – Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Research That Grows Women’s Philanthropy – Women’s Philanthropic Institute
- 4 Ways To Improve Salary Equity At Your Nonprofit – Mazarine Treyz
- The Challenge Of Being A Woman Leader Of Color – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Women Give Report
Read more stories about how Kindful helps nonprofits like these do more good.