It is the belief of the Café Femenino Foundation that if we focus our efforts on improving the rights, values, health, education, and economics of women in coffee communities, that we will, in the long term, reduce poverty, abuse, and improve the overall health and wellbeing of the coffee family and the community. The Foundation works to raise funds that support grant requests that come directly from women in coffee communities around the world. Grants funds are awarded on the basis of the overall benefit to the women and their families as well as the number of women that will be served. The Foundation oversees all grant funds through the use of in-country organizations and coffee cooperatives. Work is provided through using the cooperative membership and community populations. Working in this manner, helps to keep costs to minimum allowing the maximum benefit to families and communities.