National & Local Programs

Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works through community and campus outreach programs,  resource libraries, online advocacy tools, and various research reports. In collaboration with the Public Policy and Government Relations department, the LAF seeks amicus curiae opportunities in cases on discrimination that disadvantage women in the workplace. California’s Gloria Weston Campus Outreach Fund, established in 2004, is used to create opportunities for education and discussion on topics of equity, discrimination and tenure at California universities and colleges.

Fellowships and Grants  AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, provided for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and non-profit organizations in the 2012-13 academic year.  Due to the longstanding generous contributions of AAUW members across the U.S., a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund is a special fund under AAUW Funds which supports research on gender equity in education.

The Educational Opportunities Fund (EOF) supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities that give women a chance for a lifetime of success. Some of our programs include: Fellowships and Grants: There are hundreds of endowed fund numbers, each for a specific fellowship, career development grant, community action grant, or selected professions award. The Fellows Alumnae Initiative, which inspires women by providing access to the network of past and current AAUW fellows and grantees. The Undergraduate Scholarship Clearinghouse, which educates women by allowing students to find and apply for much-needed scholarships from AAUW branches across the country