Women’s Grantmaking for Economic Security: The Work of One Coalition


Economic insecurity is closely linked to the broader issue of gender inequality (JainChandra, 2015). A survey by the United Nations (2009) maintains that women’s “equal access” to and “control over” financial and economic resources makes possible “equitable and sustainable economic growth and development” (p. iii). The World Bank estimates the annual global cost of gender inequality at $160 trillion (Wodon & de la Briere, 2018), and just two years ago the World Economic Forum (2018) stated it would take 108 years for this gender gap to close.

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Foundation Review