The National Council of Negro Women founded by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935, is an organization of organizations. To foster unity and cooperation between African-American women's groups, Bethune called upon their leaders to create a cohesive body that would express the concerns and beliefs of African-American women in regard to national and international affairs. The NCNW has since grown to represent more than 35 national and 250 community affiliations; more than 4,000,000 women are associated with the NCNW. Its mission is to advance opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.