EducationResources on the education of women and girls, maintained as part of the WSSLINKS project, can be found on the WSSLINKS Women, Girls, and Education page.
- Amelia Bloomer Project, of the Feminist Task Force, American Library Association, compiles annual lists of recommended feminist books for youth (since 2002).
- American Girl magazine.
- Brave, Active, and Resourceful Females in Picture Books bibliography.
- Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Publications, listing recommended books for girls and boys. Especially helpful for finding multicultural resources.
- Eighty Books for 21st Century Girls from the Women's National Book Association covers picture books for early readers, intermediate, young adult, and non-fiction books.
- EducatingJane.com is "national site for girls, educators, and parents of girls dedicated to girls' self-esteem, self-awareness, and involvement in the world."
- Search educational research using the ERIC database.
- The Family Education Network site may be searched for such topics as sexual harassment and schools.
- Gender, Diversities, & Technology Institute of the Educational Development Center "leverages the power of diversity to improve education and work systems through innovative technology design and use."
- "Girl Talk" is one of the girl-focused offerings on the UNICEF Voices of Youth site.
- Girl Power! was a national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to encourage and empower 9- to 14- year old girls. Site included games, a diary, sports links, and a section for adults who care about girls [noted not found 8/2008.] Another Girl Power site contains excerpts from a book of personal writings from teenage girls, edited by Hillary Carlip.
- Girl Tech is a UK company that sells electronic products of interest to girls.
- Go Girls Only is from the Girl Scouts of America.
- Girls Tech: Girls, Science and Technology provides a framework for evaluating electronic resources. It is a project at Douglass College, Rutgers University.
- Justice by Gender: The Lack of Appropriate Prevention, Diversion, and Treatment Alternatives for Girls in the Justice System, is a report from the American Bar Association published in the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law, v. 9, no. 1 (2002).
- Girls Incorporated is a "national youth organization dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart and bold."
- GirlsHealth.gov is from the U.S. Office of Women's Health.
- GURL.com site includes a newsletter, free email services and homepages.
- Media Awareness Network site includes background information and lesson plans on media-related issues. Site includes background information on media portrayals of women and girls. and lesson plans on gender portrayal and stereotyping. To search the lesson plans, use the Lesson Library in the section for teachers. Under "find a lesson," select "gender portrayal."
- National Coalition of Girls Schools site makes the case for girls' schools.
- "Reading for Real: Magazines for Girls and Young Women," review article by Megan Scanlon in Feminist Collections
- Salon Magazine article on computer games for girls, by Elizabeth Weil (December 1997).
- Read the Status of Girls in Wisconsin 2010 Update to the 2007 Report, both conducted by the Alverno College Research Center for Women & Girls, in conjunction with the Women's Fund of Milwaukee. The report and update analyze girls' education, television & computer use, mental health, juvenile crime, reproductive health, substance & alcohol use, violence & abuse, physical activity, and social support. There are also associated Research Appendices to the 2007 report.
- The Status of Girls in Minnesota was conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research and the Women's Foundation of Minnesota.
- Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sponsored by the Ms. Foundation.
- Women, Girls, and Education section of WSSLINKS, from the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
- World Bank Girls' Education site and book, Girls’ Education in the 21st Century
Philanthropy and Funding
- Published Research on Women's Philanthropy is a bibliography compiled by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
- Women in Philanthropy Bibliography, originally created by Ann Castle (now deceased), is hosted and maintained by the University of Michigan Office of Development. Sections include Dissertations, Newsletters, Research Sources, Women Donors (examples of their gifts, particularly to higher ed.), Books and Reports, Articles, and Net Resources.
- "Finding Funding for Women: Web and Non-Web Resources," by Liz Breed, in Feminist Collections v. 25, no. 2 (Winter, 2004) covers funding for higher education as well as other endeavors.
University-based Programs and Resources on Women & Philanthropy (Examples)
- Arizona State University's Women & Philanthropy effort.
- The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York has a page of women's resources a "Report on Women's Philanthropy in the United States: Trends and Developments," by Elsa M. Davidson, and a database of research and literature that includes "women" as a topic.
- California State-Fullerton has a Women and Philanthropy effort
- Iowa State University Foundation has a Women & Philanthropy Committee working to expand the involvement of women as philanthropists.
- Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy at the University of Mississippi provides scholarships and counsel for students who are destined to be leaders."
- University of California at Los Angeles Women & Philanthropy has as its mission the following: "1) Broaden the base of financial support by women at UCLA; Support programs at UCLA that reflect the varied interests of women; 2) Engage women philanthropists through programmatic activities in the life of the University; 3) Train women to assume leadership roles on campus; 4) Identify opportunities for and advocate women's leadership at UCLA; 5) Mentor the next generation of women philanthropists; and 6) Educate the University community and involve them in the efforts of Women and Philanthropy at UCLA." Site includes a newsletter.
- University of Toledo's Women & Philanthropy website.
- University of Wisconsin Foundation has had a Women's Philanthropy Council.
Women's Philanthropy, Funding Organizations, and Publications
- Effective Philanthropy: Organizational Success through Deep Diversity and Gender Equality, by Mary Ellen S. Capek and Molly Mead (MIT Press, 2006) website includes a "Talking Points" section for how to use the book to apply new ways to look at deep diversity and gender equality.
- Empowering Women in Philanthropy publication from the Feminist Majority Foundation (1991) analyzes gender biases in funding patterns.
- Illinois Women's Funding Federation [site gone August, 2004]
- Gender Matters: Funding Effective Programs for Women and Girls, by Molly Mead
- International Network of Women's Funds links funders in the North and South to the feminist movement in their countries. Profile.
- Chicago Women in Philanthropy site includes "ClearSighted: A Grantmaker's Guide to Using a Gender Lens."
- "Women and Philanthropy" issue of Sojourner (May 2000) includes "Feminist Giving and the 'Paradox of Wealth' :Introduction," by Stephanie Poggi, and "Not Just Giving Away Money, But Changing the Flow of Power" (interview with Karen Pittleman). (Sojourner is available in fulltext in Contemporary Women's Issues and GenderWatch databases. Consult your campus library website for access.)
- "Women Give More Than Ever, Yet Get Small Returns," by Elizabeth Randolph (December 21, 2000), on the Women's E News site reports on a study conducted by the National Foundation of Women Business Owners and underwritten by Merrill Lynch's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management. Article begins "Women are giving more dollars than ever to philanthropy and women head half of U.S. foundations, yet only 6.6 percent of the philanthropic dollars go to programs for women and girls.Experts hope, however, that change is underway."
- Women's Funding Network is an association of public and private women's foundations, federations, funds in community foundations, individual donors and supporting institutions. The members are listed. Members can also be searched by state, including Wisconsin. Many resources are mounted on the site, including Women and Philanthropy: Old Stereotypes, New Challenges, by Mary Ellen Capek. Some areas of the site are restricted to members.
- Women's Philanthropy Institute, began in Madison, WI, moved to Rochester, MN, and as of 01/01/2004 became part of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. WPI seeks to educate and advance women as major donors and volunteer leaders for nonprofit causes. The "Learn More About Women and Philanthropy" pick includes links to models and examples of programs in which women are actively engaged in philanthropy. A research section points to research studies on the topic. See also the Philanthropy & Women site from the Institute's founders.
- Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues advocates for increased support of lesbian and gay issues within organized philanthropy.
General Philanthropy, Funding, and Other Sites With Useful Information
- Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
- CharityVillage (from Canada) site has articles such as "Observations About Women as Donors" that includes tips for targeting women donors. (Search the site for "women" to find more articles.
- Council of Michigan Foundations
- Article on women and philanthropy from GuideStar, web site is produced by Philanthropic Research, Inc., reviews contradictory findings of various studies of women's giving pattern. On the whole, women give to education, women-related groups and the arts and want emotional ties to what they fund. GuideStar site may also be searched for "women" to find women-focused organizations.
- National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is a good place to look for sites on progressive philanthropy
- Philanthropy News Network Online (not specifically on women, but with useful articles)
- Public Broadcasting System's To the Contrary show on women and philanthropy (May 5, 1999). The summary on the site includes findings of a nationwide poll of voters. According the pollsters, "most survey respondents (46%) believe that children and the poor should receive more than women in charitable contributions. Only 3% believe women should receive more. This belief holds true even among women. But in fact, women represent more than 50% of the poor."
- Women's Philanthropy: An Opportunity for Philanthropy and Communities is a report (in pdf) by William C. Richardson for the Kellogg Foundation, describing the Foundation's grant to five women's funds to strengthen the funds, engage in leadership development, expand their capacity, and more.
Women and Popular CultureUW-Madison students: try Researching Women and Popular Culture Research Guide for hints on researching topics related to popular culture.
Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered-Queer Studies TopicsUW-Madison-affiliated: LGBTQ Studies Resources at UW-Madison
Affiliates of other UW System campuses: Resources for Researching LGBTQ topics in University of Wisconsin System Libraries.