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You + Our Feminist Policy Agenda

Photo caption: SPI State Team Class of 2021-2022 Feminist Policy is the best kind of group project. This year’s Solís […]

Infuriated, but Unsurprised: Roe v Wade Draft Decision

Photo by Act for Abortion (CCF) We are infuriated, but unsurprised. Reading the leaked draft Supreme Court decision last night, […]

A plan for the planet

art by Peter Parnall Today the internet is ablaze with calls for action, climate-centered content, and celebration for this space rock […]

Celebrating Women’s Day with $$

Honestly, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than investing in organizations creating health, safety, […]

Listen to Yuri’s Legacy

Yuri Kochiyama was a badass.  Casual confidant to Malcom X, a gifted community organizer, and tireless advocate for justice,  Yuri […]

Let’s get free. Together.

The things that are worth doing are the things we do together. When we advocate for feminist policies that ensure […]

Hollywood is Telling Kim Carter’s Story

Photo caption: Kim Carter will be featured in one of seven segments of a film that highlights inspiring women. Pictured […]

Whether it’s the Golden Globes or the Oscars, Award Shows Fail Us

Finally.  After 79 years, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez became the first trans actress to win a Golden Globe last month for […]

Money is Political and Personal: Growing Financial Savvy 

There is…“ nothing in this world that I like more than checks,” declares Cardi B in her infinite wisdom. While […]

We are listening

photo credit: The Big WE When it comes to writing, I side with Little Women’s Jo March: “I like good […]

I had an abortion

photo caption: Torre 17 • Tokyo, Japan I had an abortion. I remember the anxiety of being a 16-year old […]

We’ll be a sanctuary

photo: Abortion-rights supporters rally at the state Capitol in Sacramento in 2019. On Wednesday, a group of abortion providers and […]

All I want for Christmas is the end of late stage Capitalism?!

All I want for Christmas is the end of late stage Capitalism?! There is an inherent tension that arises for […]

Meet the Vanguard

Do not underestimate the power of young women.*  I coordinated our first ever Summer Leadership Institute this year through California […]

Stock It To Me

How to work the flawed tax code and invest more money in movements right now As a fundraiser I look […]

Lessons From Sabbatical

Photo caption: Surina on one of her daily walks along the bluff trails in Sea Ranch – photo credit: Sophie […]

Gratitude + Grants

Photo of grant partner Urban Tilth Staff who joined hundreds at the San Francisco Day of Action to Defund Climate […]

2021 Feminist Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us. While having a hyper-consumption-fueled-anti-capitalist meltdown is definitely one way to approach the holidays, we’d […]

Changing the Face of Power

Godmother of intersectionality, activist, and professor Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw once said, “It’s not about convincing those who are currently in […]

Haleema Bharoocha is Putting an End to Period Poverty

Haleema Bharoocha is a weightlifter and a policy shifter. She is a fierce advocate and county commissioner who has her […]

Diana is a Healer

Diana Zuñiga is a community organizer, policy advocate, healer, and a Solís Policy Institute alum (State and Local). She centers […]

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 […]

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