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Community. Now.

Yesterday marks two years since we filled San Francisco’s City Hall to celebrate our 40th anniversary together. A lot has […]

WFC X CHUCHA

We are over the moon to introduce our first-ever capsule collection! In collaboration with artist Chucha Marquez, this limited edition […]

Feminist Laws Signed in CA ✅

Photo of Governor Newsom signing the Momnibus Act with partners Forget #sweaterweather or return of the PSL, it’s bill signing […]

Hey Colonizers 👋

If that greeting stings a little bit, this message is for you. We’re on the cusp of Indigenous Peoples Day […]

Mónica Ramírez and #Masks4Migrants on Kiskadee

Raised in a migrant farmworker family, Mónica Ramírez is an attorney, author, and activist. Whether she is giving a TEDTalk or […]

Mj Rodriguez Deserved an Emmy

artwork of Mj Rodriguez by @arpintero We know award shows always give us complex feelings, and the Emmys are no […]

Confession Time ⏰

Updated 10.5.21 with survey results following our social media conversation. You’ve seen the term womxn. Maybe even right here on […]

The Recall: Essential Info

Have you voted yet? We are just a week away from the September 14th gubernatorial recall election and if you […]

Bills, Bills, Bills

Representation matters whether it’s on the silver screen, in the halls of congress, or in our state legislature. And our […]

Writing a Will, Crafting Our Feminist Future

Simply talking about death is hard. Making legal plans for what happens when you die? That can feel impossible.  But […]

Cheers to All the Rabble Rousers, Happy Women’s Equality Day!

In 1971, years before Women’s Foundation California existed, Bella Abzug and fellow feminist rabble rousers called for a Women’s Equality […]

AB 124 – Justice for Survivors: Breaking the Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

Content Warning – the post contains descriptions of sexual abuse and physical violence.  Keiana Aldrich was sexually abused by her […]

Black August + Aria Sa’id Takeover

Alicia Garza tweeted: “Black people I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.”  Over eight years #BlackLivesMatter evolved into […]

5 Feminist Moments From the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Surprise! Sexism and racism were alive and well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. From Sha’Carri Richardson’s ridiculous suspension to the […]

Preventing + Healing from Domestic Violence Across California

While coronavirus infection rates rise and fall some Californians are still not safer at home. Blue Shield of California Foundation […]

Welcome our Solís Policy Institute Local Class of 2022!

From Santa Cruz to Riverside, our Solís Policy Institute (SPI) Local Class of 2022 reflects the diversity of California and […]

The Financial Education Every Feminist Needs

By Mary MacVean Larkapor Moo would like to buy a house, and she’s certain she’s not alone among the women […]

The Brilliance of Queer + AAPI Communities

A series of photos from our grant partners featured in this round of grant-making. Intersectional organizing is a year-round project, […]

Happy Birthday Bea Solís

Co-authored by Surina Khan CEO, Women’s Foundation California Dr. Robert K. Ross, MD President & CEO The California Endowment   […]

PRIDE on Kisakdee 🌈

A photo from left to right of Bamby Salcedo, Aria Sa’id, and Favianna Rodriguez. Bamby Salcedo, Aria Sa’id, and Favianna […]

Sabbaticals are radical

Photo Caption: Myself and my partner Jenny with our sweet late dog Rosie as we take in the Sunset. This […]

Solís Policy Institute (SPI) Pandemic Policymaking

Our Solís Policy Institute (formerly Women’s Policy Institute) fellows make policy, cultivate community, and they adapt. As they navigate the […]

Partners in Mental Health 🌻

Photo caption: A meeting hosted by our grant partner BEAM. With just a few days left in Mental Health Awareness […]

Dolores Huerta on Kiskadee 🎧

I had the opportunity to speak with the ever-inspiring Dolores Huerta this week on the Kiskadee Podcast. We talked about […]

Updates on Our Grantmaking Process

We are cultivating curiosity and practicing trust as we continue to make updates to our grantmaking process. Together, we are […]

Caring for mamas 💗

What better way to honor mamas than to write care into our policies and practice expansive love across our communities? […]

Join Me for Big Day of Giving!

As a fourth-generation Sacramentan, I’ve been inspired by my family to invest in community. It means something personal for me […]

What we’ve built together 💜

The first few months of 2021 have been shaped by a rapid succession of highs and lows. We continue to […]

Practicing Gratitude

Last Wednesday, I started my morning celebrating the transformative power of people of color-led organizing in Georgia and by midday […]

A Tool for Intergenerational Love

Thank you for attending Black Women and Radical Acts of Mothering last week! We hope the hour sparked meaningful connections […]

Announcing: Kiskadee 🐤

I’ve been building my vision for a post-pandemic future grounded in hope, creativity, and resistance through conversations with activists, organizers, […]

Feminism + BIPOC + 🌎 = Everything

Photo Courtesy of The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust Our grant partners are building the next phase of environmental justice in […]

Checking In With the Levi Strauss Foundation: A Q&A

Originally published on Levi Strauss & Co. Francesca Bitton, Levi Strauss Foundation Levi Strauss & Co. March 29, 2021 For […]

Making More Possible

There is no getting around it – this last year has been tremendously hard. We have lost so much and […]

¡Presente su solicitud!

No pierda la oportunidad de unirse a la próxima generación de creadores de cambio de políticas. El plazo de presentación […]

#StopAsianHate #StopWhiteTerrorism: Women’s Foundation California

The hashtag #StopWhiteTerrorism from the featured image was found on Humble Bloom’s Co-founder Solonje Burnett’s Instagram  In Atlanta, white supremacy […]

No Other Option: Jennifer Chou

Jen Chou is a fierce advocate for reproductive justice. She brings her significant legal prowess to her work with the […]

Built By Love, Rooted in Culture 💜

As Executive Director of Fresno Barrios Unidos, Ashley Rojas does everything from fielding phone calls from an anxious teen before […]

¿Aplicando al Instituto de Políticas Locales de las Mujeres?

¿Preparado para sacar a relucir su poder político local? Las solicitudes para el Instituto de Políticas Locales de las Mujeres […]

Why I Joined The Continuum 💗

Showing up, investing in one another’s success, and doing our part so together we can do more – that is […]

Shine Bright Like Diamond ✨

Diamond Lee knows that we are in this together. Recounting her experience working in LA county to improve outcomes for […]

Launching The Continuum

Womxn make history. We break records and build community. We cultivate power and create new possibilities. This Womxn’s History Month, […]

4 Black Policy Movers and Shakers You Should Know

It’s no secret that we have an amazing network of powerful change-makers, especially our WPI alum. Our alum work to […]

Investing in Black Excellence

As Women’s Foundation California, we are investing an additional $300,000 this month in Black-led organizations across the state working on […]

Women’s Foundation California at Sundance This Sunday!

To start this year off, we’ve partnered up with Sundance and MACRO Lodge for a virtual event this Sunday, January […]

Disappointed, but not Defeated

We wanted to see a Black womxn continue to represent our state in the Senate and we organized accordingly. Ultimately, […]

Holy Moly Holly Mitchell!

Did you know the most powerful local government body in the country is now run by womxn?!  This month state […]

National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives Letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris

Women’s Foundation California cosigned a letter to President-elect Biden & Vice President-elect Harris urging them to place young women of […]

Be the Leader this Moment Demands

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

5 Feminists on the Radical Resistance of Self Care

As we face a second wave of the coronavirus, an economic crisis and a national movement confronting our country’s racism, […]

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