The World Foundation’s mission is to support projects and programs undertaken by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, including the Girl Scouts of the USA, "to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world."
The World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1971 and granted 501(c)(3) status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The two members of the World Foundation are the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (“WAGGGS”) and the Girl Scouts of the USA (“GSUSA”). The Board of Directors, consisting of nine members, meets at least two times each year. In seeking gifts, the Foundation has established fundraising committees known as Friends Committees that also promote each of the WAGGGS’ four World Centers and the work of WAGGGS. The Friends Committees are: Friends of Our Cabaña USA (Mexico), Friends of Our Chalet USA (Switzerland), Friends of Pax Lodge USA (United Kingdom), Friends of Sangam USA (India) and Friends of WAGGGS USA.
The World Foundation's purpose is "to promote in all lawful ways for charitable and educational purposes, the success of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in any and all countries of the world".