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
NEW YORK (December 12, 2022) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the passing of Dorothy Pitman Hughes: “The Ms. Foundation for Women is deeply saddened by the loss of Dorothy Pitman Hughes. Dorothy was a transformational civil rights leader, community activist, and trailblazing […]
With 97% of its grantee portfolio comprised of organizations led by women and girls of color, the nation’s oldest women’s foundation continues concerted effort to invest in those at the forefront of the fight for social justice. NEW YORK (OCTOBER 13, 2022) – Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced more than $5.2 million in […]
NEW YORK (September, 28 2022) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in recognition of International Safe Abortion Day: “Today, on International Safe Abortion Day, the Ms. Foundation acknowledges that this year, for the first time in nearly half a century, the United States can no longer […]