AAUW California members raise over $500,000 each year in support of the EF and the LAF. EF grants American and international fellowships to women seeking to continue their education. It also grants community action grants to members or branches initiate projects to benefit their communities. LAF, one of the most important programs of EF, is the nation’s largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. It supports women who are suing their colleges or universities because of sexual harassment or denial of tenure.