AAUW Funds

The AAUW Funds (AAUW Greatest Needs Fund, Education and Training Fund, Leadership Fund, Economic Security Fund and Governance and Security Fund) are annually supported by the Puyallup Valley Branch.  The funds allow individual members to make a contribution to an area that they support.

AAUW Greatest Needs Fund

  • This fund allows AAUW to respond rapidly, in our communications and advocacy, to critical issues affecting women as they emerge — whether it’s a new threat to Title IX, an opportunity to partner with employers, or the dawn of a social justice movement like #MeToo. When donations are not restricted to fellowships or specific projects, we have the dollars we need to pivot as the national dialogue shifts — and get our work covered by major media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN and Fortune.

    Greatest Needs is also what fuels our groundbreaking research and effective advocacy work to pass fair-pay laws and other key equity legislation.

Education and Training Fund

  • Addresses the barriers that prevent women from thriving in school and pursuing the careers of their dreams. That means championing equal access to education and ensuring women can learn in environments free from harassment and discrimination.

Leadership Fund

  • Supports AAUW’s work to bolster the number of women in top roles across all industries by addressing systematic biases and giving women the skills and resources they need to lead.

Economic Security Fund

  • Promotes women’s livelihoods through advocacy for fair-pay, legislation, researching the pay gap, training women to negotiate for the salaries they deserve, and advising employers on fostering fair cultures.

Governance and Sustainability Fund

  • Donating to the Governance and Sustainability Fund enables AAUW to function as effectively and efficiently as possible—following the latest best practices for hiring and governance and incorporating state-of-the-art technology into our member database and other systems.
  • The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Scholarship Fund provides access for a broader and more diverse audience to be a part of the leadership training, inspiration and networking opportunities provided during this event. For 2022 scholarships are $195 per attendee so every contribution can make a difference and the more donations received, the more students are able to attend the conference.