The Avon Foundation has been improving and saving women's lives since it was founded in 1955, and we are proud to be the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women's causes globally. Through 2012, Avon global philanthropy has raised and donated more than $910 million worldwide.

Mission Statement

Since its inception in 1955, the fundamental mission of the Avon Foundation for Women has been to promote or aid charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on those activities that improve the lives of women and their families.


To learn more about how we have allocated funds to support breast cancer and domestic violence programs, see the Avon Foundation financial reports.


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The Avon Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Our IRS tax-exempt number is: 13-6128447. The Avon Foundation is not affiliated with any other breast cancer organizations or programs such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society, or Breast Cancer Research Foundation.