The Center for Women Policy Studies was the first feminist policy analysis, research, and advocacy institution and continues to shape public policy to improve women's lives.
The Crittenton Women's Union works to transforms the course of low-income women's lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families.
The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts research on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.
The International Center for Research on Women accomplishes its goal of improving the lives of women in poverty through research, capacity building, and advocacy on issues affecting women's economic, health and social status in low- and middle-income countries.
The National Council for Research on Women harnesses the resources of a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers to ensure more fully informed debate, policies, and practices.
The National Women's Action Network links U.S. women for collective action on the U.S. women's agenda.
The National Women's Studies Association supports and promotes feminist education and research, and is chiefly concerned with working to end racism and all forms of oppression.
WomenMatter serves as a political mentor site, through which American women can educate themselves on key issues and become empowered to become part of the political process.
Women's eNews is the definitive source of substantive news—available nowhere else—covering issues of concern to women.
The Women's Research and Education Institute shapes public policy debate on issues affecting women and their roles in the family, workplace, and public arena.
US Women Connect links U.S. women and girls to the global women's agenda.
Women and Philanthropy
Funding Serious Change is a year-long series of essays from philanthropists who have made major gifts to benefit women.
The Sister Fund supports spiritual women and their organizations, both grassroots activists for justice and national and international social change agents, and acknowledges the role of faith in generating compassion and social change.
Women and Philanthropy advocates for the full engagement of women and girls in society.
Women's Funding Network is an international organization with over 100 member funds (and 20 associate members) that are committed to improving the status of women and girls locally, nationally, and globally.
Women's Perspective provides education for women seeking to understand their spiritual and economic power to align their financial lives with their core values.
Women's Philanthropy Institute inspires, educates, and encourages women to effect changes in the world of philanthropy.
Social Change Philanthropy
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy monitors philanthropic practices and researches potential areas for reform that can make a positive, progressive difference for the nonprofit community.
The National Network of Grantmakers gives progressive grant makers, both foundations and individuals, a forum in which to convene and promote social change, specifically promoting the equitable distribution of wealth, power, and influence.
The Neighborhood Funders Group is a network of foundations and philanthropic organizations committed to improving the economic and social conditions of low-income areas.
Benevolink links individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations to improve communities. Shop your favorite retailers who then contribute a percentage of every dollar you spend to the nonprofit organizations of your choice.
Charity Navigator helps donors make intelligent giving decisions.
The Council on Foundations provides leadership expertise, legal services, and networking opportunities to more than 2,000 grant-making foundations and giving programs worldwide, as well as to the general public.
GuideStar provides program and other information on all nonprofit organizations in America.
National Center for Family Philanthropy is dedicated to encouraging families and individuals to create and sustain their philanthropic missions.
Newdea is a philanthropic marketplace that provides online tools for all parties, donors, and nonprofits to make a more measurable impact in their philanthropic efforts.
Social Investment Forum is dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of socially responsible investing.
Closing Gender Gaps in Science explores how boys and girls fare on AP math and science exams and the possible influence of gender bias in teaching practices.
Girls Go Tech educates girls (and parents) about the prevalence of math, science, and technology, and encourages them to consider the many varying careers in these fields. Their site also includes links to resources for girls and science.
Understanding Gender Differences: Strategies to Support Girls and Boys covers topics such as “What Can We Do to Support Girls?,” “Messages Girls Need to Hear,” and “The Girls' Bill of Rights.”
Women-Related Websites in Science/Technology is a list of diverse web sites that focus on women and girls in science and technology, including a number of sites that encourage girls' interest in these areas.
Count Me In: For Women's Economic Independence promotes economic independence and the growth of women-owned businesses.
National Center for Children in Poverty is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children.
Results is a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty.
The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.
20-first: Waking Up to Women-omics works with organizations that seek to move from 20th century mindsets, management styles and marketing approaches into more progressive 21st century forms – and to stay first at the game.
GirlsHealth.gov is a resource specifically for girls ages 10-16 that provides useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, as well as tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.
The National Women's Health Information Center is a reliable and current information resource on women's health today.
The National Women's Health Resource Center develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice
The Women's Sports Foundation is a charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. It is also the #1 source for women's sports information.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts official web site
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
Real Cuts-Real People-Real Pain: The Effects of the Fiscal Crisis on Women and Girls in Massachusetts