Create a lasting legacy for American women
For millions of women, education is the only antidote to poverty. This is especially true for those who haven’t had the financial ability to pursue a college education or the encouragement to take a new direction toward financial self-sufficiency.
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation sets these women on the path to long-term financial stability, yet every year we are only able to award grants to 25% of our pool of applicants. While the unmet need is significant, so are the opportunities for donors to make a real difference.
Not only does a legacy gift to JRF enable us to invest in more women across the country, it carries your own lasting legacy forward.
“An endowed Rankin Scholar Grant is a perfect tribute to our friend and cofounder Reita Rivers. Her commitment to empowering women through education while promoting the ideals of Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin remains our inspiration.”
“Little did Jeannette Rankin know that her bequest would be leveraged and grow to more than $4 million to help women and their families rise out of poverty. Forty years of my life have been focused on JRF. I want the good work of JRF to continue long after I am gone, which is why I have a Planned Gift for JRF in my will.”
"Now, into its fourth decade, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation has helped more than a thousand women with the same level of desire and determination displayed by its founders."
"It is very important for women to have a voice and bring different values to a world that is out of balance in so many ways. I want empowered lives for all women, and education is the one thing that really brings this about."