The Power to Change fund was established in 2009 with the intent of supporting initiatives that empower women and girls on the local, regional and global level so as to best harness the valuable leadership initiatives and powerful energy created by the collective YWCA movement. To date, more than $3million USD has supported women to lead change in over 89 countries through 138 projects.
The Fund is used as a re-granting mechanism from the World YWCA to national YWCAs around the world. The Power to Change Fund invests in the leadership development of women and girls to advance social change. Stringent guidelines and application procedures guide the grant-making process.