WILI is a tax-exempt organization 501c(3) as defined by section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
WILI was organized in response to the problem of women in poverty and low-income women who do not have the education or leadership skills to improve their economic situation— women whose day-to-day activities are so focused on survival at minimal subsistence levels that they can not move forward in terms of increasing their own education (and thus improving their economic situation) or skill-level in terms of economic self-sufficiency.
The Women's International Leadership Institute promotes the leadership potential, employment and economic self-sufficiency of women from low-income backgrounds through educational programming, skill-building and charitable acts. All funding has been distributed for 2020. Applications for funding will be accepted again in 2021.