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

About Us

The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all.

We achieve our mission by investing in, and strengthening, the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women.

Our Values


We believe in holding ourselves responsible and accountable for all that we say in order to build an aligned, principled, and powerful movement for gender equity.

Trust and Respect

We believe in the truth that comes from those we work with and those most impacted by the issues affecting their communities. We believe in honoring their voices and supporting their leadership.


We believe that by achieving equity for women of color, we achieve equity for all. Given the complexity of the issues we face, we are committed to addressing issues holistically, understanding that we need to build power and alignment across multiple movements and sectors to win the battles we are facing.

Social Justice

We believe that structural changes are needed in order to increase opportunities for those who are least well off politically, socially and economically.

Our Vision

We believe in a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.

We believe that equity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a true democracy in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued.

press and statements

  • 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…

Work with us

We can’t do the work we do without an incredible team. Take a look at our open listings and reach out of there’s something that seems like a fit!

Support our movement.

We are committed. We are motivated. And we will not stop until all women and girls enjoy true equality, equity and opportunity. Your contribution ensures we can continue this fight.