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.
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Event included special remarks by Ms. Foundation Founding Mother Gloria Steinem and Ms. Foundation President and CEO Teresa C. Younger, as well as a spoken word performance by writer, activist, and actress Logan Green NEW YORK – Last night, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the nation’s first and oldest women’s foundation, hosted the Women of […]
NEW YORK – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the leaked draft court case decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “The Ms. Foundation for Women is devastated by the draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was leaked […]
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Bozoma Saint John, Pamala Buzick Kim, Deja Foxx, and Grantee Partners Ruby Bright of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and Cassandra Overton Welchin of the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable to be recognized by the nation’s first women’s foundation at annual gala on May 17th NEW YORK – Today, the Ms. Foundation for […]