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We build women’s collective power in the U.S.

our work

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. 


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.

Transforming Philanthropy, Prioritizing Women and Girls of Color


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.

Transforming Philanthropy, Prioritizing Women and Girls of Color


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Your donation to the Ms. Foundation helps us provide essential support, funding and resources to more than 100 organizations across the country. We select grantees that together, build momentum for change. If you’re concerned about women and girls; if you think we need to invest in their future; if you want to have a real hand in making things better — donate today and support our “boots on the ground” efforts all across the country.

our latest statements

  • 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 […]

  • NEW YORK – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States:  “Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women is proud to celebrate the historic confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United […]


2022 Women of Vision Awards

May 17


6:00 PM, New York, NY

Join us for the 2022 Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards on Tuesday, May 17 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC as we boldly proclaim that the Future is Feminist.


12 MetroTech Center
26th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201


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