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Women’s Foundation California featured in Ms. Magazine

“We are quickly moving resources to vital front-line organizations that are rising to meet this historic challenge. In mid-April, Women’s […]

Welcoming the Future of Feminist Policy

The coronavirus can’t stop the future of feminist policy!  We are proud to introduce two new classes:  Women’s Policy Institute […]

Looking Good While Doing Good

Like so many people, all of us at Women’s Foundation California are spending a lot more time on Zoom and […]

Breastfeeding During Coronavirus

This month, we wanted to take time to highlight Women’s Policy Institute alum and California Breastfeeding Coalition Executive Director Robbie […]

Women’s Foundation California Relief and Resilience Fund Featured in Forbes

We are proud to share that the Women’s Foundation of California along with 5 other organizations were featured in Forbes […]

Women’s Foundation California and Blue Shield of California Featured in Inside Philanthropy

Women Face Amplified Risks in the Pandemic. Funders Are Responding “Many women face multiple challenges during the pandemic, including increased […]

Salty + Sweet: A Quarantine Recipe Round-Up

To say that we are all spending a lot more time at home feels like a wild understatement. As we […]

What’s Keeping Us Grounded During Shelter in Place

The times we’re living in are overwhelming and complicated to say the least. That’s why this month we’re sharing a […]

The Coronavirus Proves It’s Time to Rethink Incarceration

Women’s Policy Institute Highlight In an op-ed for Mic, Women’s Policy Institute alums Eunisses Hernandez and Ivette Alé warned “In […]

Happy Birthday Dolores Huerta!

Join us in wishing Dolores Huerta a happy 90th birthday – sign her card! A civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta […]

Women’s Policy Institute Highlights: Maria Cadenas and Clarissa Douthered

Representation matters, especially in politics. In a system constructed and dominated by white men, it’s clear we need more women, […]

The Power of Rebel Joy: A Women’s History Month Playlist

The spirit of rebellion can and should be joyous! To celebrate Women’s History Month our Board Member and DJ C.M. […]

Coronavirus : What We’re Doing to Respond

We are closely monitoring the rapid development of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its  impacts on our work together. We […]

A Series on Risk, Change, and the Year Ahead: A Conversation with Surina Khan

By Emily Katz, Vice President of Public Affairs, Northern California Grantmakers: A conversation with Surina Khan I asked five foundation executives—private, […]

Senator Jackson and the Women’s Foundation of California Call for an End to the Pink Tax

SB 873 outlaws gender-based pricing for products SACRAMENTO –Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) was joined by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, business owners, and social […]

New Gender Justice Narrative Research Project Releases Data and Advocacy Tools

“Story at Scale” surveyed over 6,000 people nationally, across demographic and ideological lines, to better understand how they experience and […]

Black Mothers Have Redefined the Housing Movement

This past November, Black mothers occupied a vacant home with their families on Magnolia Street in Oakland. Calling themselves “Moms […]

Solís Policy Institute LA County Team Wins Funding to Expand Doula Services

Recently, the Solís Policy Institute Los Angeles County Health Justice Team advocated for and won increased funding for high-quality doula […]

Save the Date | California Women Rising

Do you want to feel your power with changemakers from across the state? Would you like to connect with other […]

Empowering Women: Surina Khan Featured in Sacramento News

“The importance of the 2020 presidential election cannot be overstated. The decisions made this year have the potential to drive […]

Oscar Nominations Overlook the Achievements of Women and People of Color

“The announcement of the Oscar nominations are a time of celebration for many, but today, I was disappointed to see […]

Women’s Foundation of California Wins Philanthropy Women’s Ecosystem Advancement Award!

This year, Philanthropy Women recognized our groundbreaking work with the Culture Change Fund with a newly-created Ecosystem Advancement Award. “In […]

Surina Khan Joins Ethnically Ambiguous!

This community is no small part of what continues to keep me optimistic about 2020. I am looking at this […]

Changing the Culture: Four Organizations Transforming How We Think about Gender

Launching the Culture Change Fund this year with our partners was one of the highlights of our 2019, and it […]

40 Bills and Counting

At the Women’s Foundation of California, culture change goes beyond changing behaviors and attitudes. Thank you for joining us at […]

Philanthropy Women Recognizes WFC for Leadership and Activism

The nominations for the 2020 Philanthropy Women Annual Leadership Awards were announced and we’re excited to share that the Women’s […]

10 WPI Alums You Should Know This #GivingTuesday

Serving twice, Kim Carter’s policy work focuses on formerly incarcerated and restorative justice. Check out her organization Time for Change […]

Thank You for Joining Us in Los Angeles to Celebrate Our Power!

Thank you, Los Angeles! You brought it ALL together last Thursday night!We want to savor and remember how significant it […]

Welcome Women’s Policy Institute State Class of 2019-2020!

The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 17th cohort of Women’s Policy Institute-State fellows, the Class of 2020. More […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month:How We Show Up for Indigenous Womxn Matters

More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native womxn have experienced violence. Alaska Native womxn have reported rates […]

4 Decades and a Wedding! #LoveWins

Ever been at a fundraiser that inspired a spontaneous wedding!?! Last week was a first for The Women’s Foundation of California! […]

40 Laws For Our 40th Anniversary!

The 2018-2019 legislative session came to a close last week and we’re excited to announce that Governor Newsom has signed into […]

Governor Newsom Signs Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill

Abortion Pill Will Be Available at All Public University Health Centers.Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 (Leyva), groundbreaking […]

We STILL Believe You, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

One year ago today, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify against Brett […]

What Bay Area Girls Need to Succeed

“Gender-based discrimination can’t be overlooked as a relic from the past nor accepted as the norm.”  Read our CEO Surina […]

Surina Khan CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California talks National Women’s Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day celebrating the moment exactly 99 years ago when women across America, specifically white women, gained […]

Pay Black Women. Period.

Today, 8 months into 2019, marks how much longer Black women have to work to make the same as white […]

Alliance for Girls Releases Eye-Opening Report on the Lived Experience of Girls of Color

Media Contact: MD Spicer-Sitzes: August 20th, 2019— Oakland, CA—On August 20th, 2019 Alliance for Girls launched their latest report, […]

The Women’s Foundation of California Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

The Women’s Foundation of California wishes to express its deep appreciation to Michelle Cale for her distinguished service for 7 […]

Giving Thanks and Doubling Down

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Introducing Our New Grant Partners

October 15, 2018 Written by Rhiannon Rossi, WFC Program Officer This year the Women’s Foundation of California launched the Community […]

Add your name in thanking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

On September 27th, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a 17 minute testimonial, Dr. Blasey […]


September 26, 2018 A statement from the Women’s Foundation of CA Tomorrow, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the […]

Grant Partner Spotlight: CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

August 10, 2018 Writtern by WFC Staff Transformation. Collaboration. Trust. Flexibility. Learning. Intersectionality. Well-being. Justice. Community. These are the nine […]

Congratulations to WPI-State Class of 2018

July 31, 2018 Written by Surina Khan, CEO Women’s Foundation of California ***Below is the keynote address given by Surina […]

We Will Not Give Up! WFC Response to Recent Supreme Court Decisions

June 28, 2018 Written by Surina Khan, CEO Women’s Foundation of California Outrage. Fear. Paralysis. The past 18 months have […]

Watch now! Women’s Policy Institute Criminal Justice Team Introduced on Senate Floor

  Earlier this month, May 14th, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 1393, authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo […]

Remembering Nancy McFadden

We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Nancy McFadden, Chief of Staff to Governor Jerry Brown. Nancy served the […]

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