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Sundance, Pose Actor Hailie Sahar and more!

photo caption: actor Hailie Sahar with activist Sir Lady Java Sundance supports an abundance of beautiful communities, conversations, and storytelling, reminding […]

Returning to Sundance!

photo caption: poster from Culture Change Fund partner, Center for Cultural Power When was the first time you saw yourself […]

Give the gift of change

The holiday season is upon us and so is the pressure to take part in mass consumerism. This is a […]

We Choose Joy

“Joy is a choice… reclaiming joy is transgressive…it is a threat to systems of control…It allows us to move from […]

Feminist Gift Guide 2022

Our intersectional feminism takes many forms.  It’s in the being and doing of our dynamo grant partners, it’s in the […]

Women’s Foundation California Statement on Colorado Springs

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your […]

Attitude of Gratitude

photo caption: Bia Vieira and Mazuri Colley at this year’s WFC retreat Born and raised in Brazil, I’ve long found […]

Winning Proposition 1 and Writing the Next Chapter of CA’s Story

We are celebrating the victory of Proposition 1 with our fullest joy as we write abortion access into our California […]

Housing Opportunities STILL Mean Everything

Photo of HOME coalition member Rainbow Services team (San Pedro) Housing opportunities STILL mean everything, which is why we are […]

What You Need to Know About Prop 1

With ballots making their way to mailboxes all across California, we want to put two simple actions front and center […]

L.A. City Council: “This is about power.”

Protesters outside Los Angeles City Hall on Oct. 12. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Last weekend, a recording of the racist tirades […]

AB 2530: No More Shackles. Looking Back A Decade Later

AB 2530, passed in 2012, prevents the shackling of pregnant incarcerated people. Alums from our own Solís Policy Institute (SPI) […]

SB 24: The College Student Right to Access Act

Marj Plumb, SB 24 campaign director and Solís Policy Institute mentor, received this text from a colleague this fall:  “Hi […]

Our 2022 Feminist Policy Wins

When intersectional feminist policy becomes law, we’re all winners. And we won big this legislative cycle.  This year’s Solís Policy […]

Black Women for Wellness: A Case for Supporting Black-led Reproductive Justice

originally published on the SoCal Grantmakers site Within a driver’s line of vision, popping up near bus stops and train […]

Bringing Community Power Building to Wealth Building

As an intersectional feminist organization, we understand the interplay between money and power. All of you have to do is […]

Gov. Newsom Vetoes AB 2320 & Feminist Policy Making as a Continuous Conversation

Art by Micah Bazant for the fabulous crew at Forward Together We are in that brief moment of time in […]

Grants, grants, grants!

photo caption: Black Women for Wellness (left) ACCESS Reproductive Justice (right) Our grant partners are the coolest.  Black Women for […]

It’s Time to Sign! Keep the Pressure on These 5 Feminist Bills

We’re so close to FIVE new pieces of intersectional feminist legislation becoming law. Our Solís Policy Institute fellows across California  […]

Femme Summer Energy

As we enter the last few days of real deal summer, I want to celebrate this year’s phenomenal Summer Leadership […]

Meet SPI Local Class of 2023

We are thrilled to introduce you to this year’s newest Solís Policy Institute Local class! Meet these four incredible teams […]

Ready to be like Ruth?

During her lifetime, queer trailblazer Ruth McGuire left a part of a building to Women’s Foundation California in her will. Ruth’s […]

The Power of Cultural Organizing: A Conversation with IllumiNative

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. A quick peruse of Twitter confirms that corporations and organizations are […]

These SPI Bills Need Your Help NOW!

We’re not letting anyone stand in the way of advancing a policy agenda deeply rooted in our intersectional feminist values. Today […]

5 Reasons You Need to Know about SB 1017

We are living through the greatest housing crisis of our time. The potential of eviction and worries about next month’s […]

California’s Reproductive Justice Future | Questions & Answers

California Legislation + College Access to Medication Abortion  Q:  I am thankful for all the work Reproductive Justice organizations do […]

Why California is in a “ready stance”

photo via @ameliamaris California is in a ready stance.* This is not an accident or some stroke of luck. We […]

27 Young Feminists You Want to Know

Need a little hope infusion? Meet our 2022 Summer Leadership Institute cohort!  This formidable group of over twenty young feminists […]

California’s Reproductive Justice Future: I Have 3 Actions

We are so grateful to the hundreds of folks who gathered with us yesterday to meet the moment and rally […]

Battle like Clarissa? Apply to SPI

Clarissa’s Battle Photo Credit: CB Smith-Dahl Day in and day out, Clarissa Doutherd fights tirelessly to make childcare and preschool […]

Eunisses + Solís Policy Institute + YOU

Seven years ago, Eunisses Hernandez went through the Solís Policy Institute. Two years ago, she joined our board. This week […]

The Video: An Interview with SPI Alum Jess Torres

Earlier this year, Jess Torres (Solís Policy Institute class of 2019) was asked to share a spoken word piece at […]

Solís Policy Institute Alums :: Where Are They Now Summer Solstice 2022 Edition

photo of SPI alum Clarissa Doutherd from the documentary Clarissa’s Battle from CB Smith-Dahl Solstice comes from the Latin for “sun […]

Roe was the Floor. We Always Needed More.

Without community, there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that […]

It’s About Time: Announcing Multiyear Grantmaking

photo from Black Women for Wellness, one of the sixteen organizations receiving multiyear grants. “Another world is not only possible, […]

More $$ for Reproductive Justice

photo: grant partner ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE At Women’s Foundation California, we’ve taken our lead from women and gender expansive folks, […]

Policy Has Power

Policy has power. At schools, grocery stores, or churches, we can’t allow our loved ones to continue to die as […]

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 […]

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