Capacity building
Capacity building through the Ms. Foundation for Women

Powerful change requires powerful movements. Powerful movements require powerful organizations. That is why we offer our grantees more than money. We don’t just write a check and move on. We provide strategic assistance to help organizations run smarter; we help grantees speak to the public and gather supporters; and we develop more successful community leaders.

Supporting a Strong Future

Organizations that work to make real progress for women, children and families must themselves be healthy, stable and effective. That is why we offer our grantees more than money. We don’t just write a check and move on. We provide strategic assistance that builds leadership, strengthens organizations and seeds long term solutions. When we strengthen organizations on the ground, we are supporting vibrant movements that have real impact on the lives of women and communities far into the future.

How We Help

We provide various sorts of capacity building support to our grantee partners and other key organizations through:

  • Organizational fundraising and financial health assistance
  • Strategic communications research, training and campaign support
  • Strategically connecting local, state and national groups for greater impact

We direct our support where it will make the most impact. We identify organizations, individuals and issues that will benefit most from targeted assistance and the Ms. Foundation works to ensure they are able to meet their goals.

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Support the Grassroots Movement

Your donation to the Ms. Foundation helps us provide essential support, funding and resources to more than 100 organizations across the country. We select grantees that together, build momentum for change. If you’re concerned about women and girls; if you think we need to invest in their future; if you want to have a real hand in making things better — donate today and support our “boots on the ground” efforts all across the country.