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.

The Foundation's current mission focus is to lead efforts to eradicate breast cancer and end domestic and gender violence using four key strategies:

Fund the most promising work; Convene its grantees, partners and other thought leaders to collaborate and share best practices for improved outcomes; Initiate new directions and innovative projects to accelerate progress; and Educate the general public and key audiences to drive and change behavior to achieve its mission goals.

Committed to the mission of eradicating breast cancer, The US Avon Foundation founded Avon's Global Breast Cancer Crusade in 1992, raising $815 million in donations for breast cancer programs worldwide.

How the Avon Foundation
Achieves These Goals:

Fund

The Foundation makes grants to outstanding nonprofit organizations working with breast cancer populations, focusing on those that conduct research, educate, improve care, and offer critical support and services.

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Convene

The Foundation convenes breast cancer care, research and direct service leaders to identify needs and new directions, share best practices and new advances, and ensure optimum outcomes and success of all funded programs.

Educate

The Foundation promotes education and awareness about breast health with general and targeted populations and the media to ensure that advances in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and research are well known, understood and accessible.

Initiate

The Foundation works with grantees, partners and leaders to launch new work and accelerate the impact of their achievements, including new research directions, key research projects, fostering and collaborative programs.

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Committed to the mission of ending domestic and gender violence, The US Avon Foundation founded Avon's Global Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Initiative in 2004, donating almost $58 million to support this cause.

How the Avon Foundation
Achieves These Goals:

Fund

The Foundation makes grants to outstanding nonprofit organizations working to end violence against women and serve victims and their families, with a focus on those that provide educational and awareness, offer critical support, and develop prevention programs.

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Convene

The Foundation convenes leaders and implements collaborative approaches to accelerate advances in reducing gender violence by advancing creative solutions and pilots, hosting conferences and creating mentoring programs and training initiatives.

Educate

The Foundation strives to increase public awareness and knowledge about the impact of gender violence on women, children, families and whole communities by expanding the dialogue necessary to change attitudes and generate public interest in the cause.

Initiate

The Foundation identifies and works with grantees, partners and leaders to launch new work and accelerate the impact of their achievements, including the identification and presentation of new research, and engaging employers and funders on domestic violence issues.

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