We don’t just write a check and move on.
We provide strategic assistance that builds leadership, strengthens organizations and seeds long-term solutions.
Our Approach & Partners
We center women and girls of color.
We know that those most affected by systemic oppression have the solutions. We believe in honoring their voices and supporting their leadership.
HIGHLIGHTS AND MILESTONES
The work of our foundation and our grantees has moved culture, policy and society in new and positive directions.
Stemming from the Pocket Change study, the Ms. Foundation convened a Women’s Council of Indigenous leadership to understand how such funding discrepancies are a direct byproduct of colonization and institutional systems, identify vital funding needs for Native women, and how to shift the philanthropic paradigm to one that prioritizes Native communities.
The Ms. Foundation released our landmark Pocket Change report which revealed that the total philanthropic giving to women and girls of color is just $5.48 per year for each woman or girl of color in the U.S., accounting for just 0.5% of the total $66.9 billion given by foundations.
our latest statements
NEW YORK (December 1, 2023) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: “Today the Ms. Foundation for Women pauses to recognize the life and profound legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. As the first woman on the…
“Living with Pocket Change: What It Means to Do More With Less” Calls on Philanthropy to Transform Inequitable Practices that Contribute to a Crisis of Burnout First Report in Research Series, “Pocket Change: How Women and Girls of Color Do More With Less,” Found that Giving to Women and Girls of Color Accounts for Only…
Led by an Indigenous Women’s Advisory Council, the fund is building the infrastructure needed to address funding gaps and support Indigenous communities within the larger reproductive justice movement. NEW YORK (September 7, 2023) – Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women, Solidaire Network, and the Indigenous Women’s Advisory Council of Building the Fire Fund announced that…