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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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…
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy, Mary H. McDaniel, and Don Chen Join Distinguished Board of the Nation’s Oldest Women’s Foundation NEW YORK (July 6, 2023) – Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced the appointments of Kaberi Banerjee Murthy, Mary H. McDaniel and Don Chen to its distinguished Board of Directors. These additions are staunch feminists who bring…
Ruth McFarlane, Chief Advancement Officer, Alex Busansky, current Board member, and Suzanne Lerner, former Board member, announced the campaign and milestone goal on stage at the 2023 Women of Vision Awards in honor of the foundation’s 50th anniversary NEW YORK, May 17, 2023 – Last night at the 2023 Women of Vision Awards: Celebrating Generations…