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

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Press & Statements

  • The Ms. Foundation stands with all members of the LGBTQ+ community and refuses to allow the criminalization or erasure of their bodies and experiences. We are honored to support and be in community with with grantee partners fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and justice every day.

  • CEPA is fostering the decolonization of Puerto Rico through initiatives that support their individual and collective capacity to live in wholeness.

  • As we head into a season of gratitude and look back on the year, we’re taking a chance to reflect on what we’re grateful for. In a year that brought both triumphs and challenges for the larger feminism movement, we found joy and power in community, in laughter, in rest and in struggle.  We asked […]

  • The Ms. Foundation is proud to support our grantee partners, who are at the forefront of organizing and creating solutions that improve people’s lives and bring us closer to achieving a true democracy. The insight and perspective they provide is invaluable. The Q&A below was generated by Sheerine Alemzadeh, Co-Director and Co-Founder of Healing to […]

  • The Ms. Foundation is proud to support our grantee partners, who are at the forefront of organizing and creating solutions that improve people’s lives and bring us closer to achieving a true democracy. The insight and perspective they provide is invaluable. The Q&A below was generated by Pua Case, Lead Coordinator and Project Director of […]

Birth Justice Initiative

Seeks to support and grow a stronger U.S. movement for birth justice and to reduce racially-based health disparities such as maternal mortality for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) who identify as women.

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Safety, Health, and Economic (S.H.E.) 

An integrated, cross-movement strategy to advance women’s safety, health and economic justice.

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Ms. South

Ms. South is a multi-year grantmaking strategy to build power for Women and Girls of Color (WGOC). We amplify the leadership of WGOC and support the sustainability of the ecosystem of organizations.

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Activist Collaboration & Care Fund

Supports transformational movement building to strengthen collaboration across organizations, learn with movement leaders, and increase investment in social justice movements across the country to build collective power.

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Girls of Color Initiative

Funds, researches and increases resources and support for organizations throughout the country that are girl-led or girl-centered.

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Building Connections Initiative

Fosters increased coordination across social movements, sectors, and inter-generational to ensure the issues impacting women and girls of color are centered to maximize collective impact.

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February

2021

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.

January

2020

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.

January

2018

We released a new strategic plan which centered our grantmaking and advocacy structure to invest — inclusively, and intentionally — in women and girls of color as a means to create social, cultural, and economic equity for all genders.

our latest statements

  • The Ms. Foundation stands with all members of the LGBTQ+ community and refuses to allow the criminalization or erasure of their bodies and experiences. We are honored to support and be in community with with grantee partners fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and justice every day.

  • CEPA is fostering the decolonization of Puerto Rico through initiatives that support their individual and collective capacity to live in wholeness.

  • As we head into a season of gratitude and look back on the year, we’re taking a chance to reflect on what we’re grateful for. In a year that brought both triumphs and challenges for the larger feminism movement, we found joy and power in community, in laughter, in rest and in struggle.  We asked […]

  • The Ms. Foundation is proud to support our grantee partners, who are at the forefront of organizing and creating solutions that improve people’s lives and bring us closer to achieving a true democracy. The insight and perspective they provide is invaluable. The Q&A below was generated by Sheerine Alemzadeh, Co-Director and Co-Founder of Healing to […]

  • The Ms. Foundation is proud to support our grantee partners, who are at the forefront of organizing and creating solutions that improve people’s lives and bring us closer to achieving a true democracy. The insight and perspective they provide is invaluable. The Q&A below was generated by Pua Case, Lead Coordinator and Project Director of […]