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