Our Mission

WorldWomenWork is a non-profit fundraising initiative dedicated to promoting conservation and awareness for endangered species around the world. We provide funding for conservation, education, and skills development in some of the most environmentally threatened areas in the world. We believe that supporting women in their own communities is key to reducing poverty and conserving the natural world.


  • Conservation: We fund conservation projects in the US, Kenya, Thailand, and Myanmar with more than $200,000 in grants every year. We are especially focused on supporting women who are emerging as local leaders in conservation.

  • Education: We have sent more than 400 girls to school through scholarships over the last two decades.

  • Capacity Building: We have partnered with dozens of locally-run projects to provide women in poverty with skills to produce income for themselves and their families.

OUr Fundraising Strategy

WorldWomenWork is a registered 501(c)3. We raise money to support conservation efforts through direct donations, sales of artisan made goods in our shop, and annual educational adventure trips.

I am deeply touched by the generosity of WorldWomenWork and by the dedication of your members. It is only with your support that I am able to attain my childhood dreams of pursuing my degree. Thank you for your extraordinary effort and commitment in bringing out the best in me, and countless others like me.
— Zeinab Musa Adam

Singer Rankin

WorldWomenWork was founded in 1998 by Singer Rankin. The idea for WorldWomenWork was born at 15,000 feet on Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain, on an official World Wildlife Fund trek.

Singer Rankin grew up on a horse in West Virginia. Her love of wild places and the animals that inhabit them has led her on a journey to many of the most endangered and magnificent places around the world. As President of the Pittsburgh Zoological Society and a Board member of the World Wildlife Fund she became passionate about educating girls, supporting women and the conservation of endangered species.