The Women’s Foundation of California is a statewide, publicly supported community foundation dedicated to achieving gender, racial, and economic justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice. Our work is guided by three core strategic pillars: invest, train, and connect.
photo: Gina Clayton, Founder & Executive Director, Essie Justice Group
We envision a California where all our communities are healthy, safe, and economically secure.
- 1 out of 8 people in the US live in California.
- CA is now the world's fifth largest economy.
- California has the highest poverty rate in the country.
“Mass incarceration is a human rights issue, it’s an economic justice issue, it’s a race issue–and it’s a woman’s issue.” – Gina Clayton, Founder & Executive Director of Essie Justice Group