To support the advancement of women in the world today, the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is working to improve the lives of women through key initiatives. We aim to achieve tangible results in the areas of social health, arts, gender equality and education (SAGE), part of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. As we make progress, it will lifts all of society.

As the Chinese proverb says, "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." Women working together can illuminate the world. 

What does SAGE stand for?

S for Social Medicine, Health and Wellness

CUSWF educates on women's health issues to build a healthier society.

Fostering conditions for a healthier society by improving social and economic conditions. Engage in dialogue about how women in China and the US cope with health issues, disease and chronic pain to find environmental and lifestyle as well as medical solutions.

A for the Arts

Scene from Playwright Yuting He (Rain)'s play Where Is My Maple Town. Photo Credit: Zhe Chen

Promoting culturally diverse programs within communities to enhance creativity, diversity and multiculturalism. From supporting the world premiere of a Chinese drama Where is My Maple Town to launching music and maker programs in schools.

G for Gender Equality

CUSWF supports gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Supporting efforts to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. Engaging in conversations with various constituencies in China and the US, both men and women, to accelerate progress in meeting women’s needs. 

E for Education

CUSWF fights to improve education for girls and women raising the wellness of their communities

Improving the education of women and girls dramatically improves their health and economic future, which in turn improves the prospects of their entire community.  We provides opportunities for learning new skills to allow girls and women to achieve their potential.