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Our 2024 Feminist California Bills

We are proud to announce this year’s slate of 4 feminist bills making their way through the Legislature, each designed […]

Advancing Policy at the Intersection of Gender-based Violence and Housing

In a space dedicated to fostering relationships that have long been siloed, the recent Advancing Policy at the Intersection of […]

From Raquel Willis to The Election Turnout

photo of Michelle Meow with author and activist Raquel Willis in conversation with WFC CEO Bia Vieira. We’re halfway through Feminist March […]

We Belong Together: Celebrating Women’s History Month!

photo via grant partner Harness Happy Women’s History Month, or as it’s more warmly referred to by team WFC, Feminist […]

Power at the Polls

image via Courage California We are writing to remind you that your vote is vital in the upcoming election on […]

Announcing the New SPI State Class

Our Institute’s namesake, Dr. Beatriz María Solís, believed that once we have a sense of power, it can’t be taken […]

Investing in Change: Support Indigenous Communities

photo caption: IllumiNative Women’s Foundation California is situated on the unceded land of the Lisjan Ohlone people and the ancestral […]

Take Action: Solidarity Funding for Peace and Justice

photo credit: Ramsey Ramsey El-Qare With broken hearts, we are rising to meet the courage of organizers and frontline leaders […]

Our Feminist Future is Rooted in Love

This year, the courage, resilience, and power of our community have been my beacon as I begin my new CEO […]

Get to Know Me, WFC’s New CEO: Bia Vieira

This year, the power of our community has been my beacon as I begin my new CEO role at WFC. I […]

Our 2023 California Feminist Policy Wins!

  We’re all winners when California laws are deeply rooted in our intersectional feminist values. This legislative cycle, we are […]

Investing in Transgender and Gender Expansive Communities

We take pride in prioritizing grants for organizations supporting the Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) community. Recipients include the […]

Celebrating Empowered Youth: Highlights from SLI 2023 🌟

photo caption: SLI 2023 participants gathered in Sonoma That’s a wrap for our 2023 Summer Leadership Institute.🌟 This year’s SLI was […]

WFC’s Feminist Power Shift: New Leadership at the Helm

photo caption: Surina Khan CEO Emerita (left) and Bia Vieira CEO (right) This week, Women’s Foundation California is experiencing a […]

Thank You, Surina

From her start in community-based publishing to her influential roles as CEO of the Women’s Foundation California, Director at the […]

Apply Now and Shape Our Feminist Future like SPI Alum Héctor

What moves our movement forward? Our Solís Policy Institute alums like Héctor T. Plascencia. Héctor is a movement consultant, community […]

Solís Policy Institute Invites Applications for its 2023-2024 Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2023   Media Contact: Marisol Franco marisolf@womensfoundca.org Solís Policy Institute Invites Applications for its 2023-2024 […]

The Meaning of Mentorship with SPI alum Adrianna

We believe those closest to the problem are the best equipped with the solution. This grounding principle serves as the […]

Apply to SPI and become a Catalyst for Change

The main reason you should apply to SPI? To meet incredible changemakers like Claudia Gonzalez. Claudia is one of our […]

Policy & Pride: 5 Reasons to Apply to SPI!

As Pride month comes to an end, our Solís Policy Institute Reproductive Justice X Trauma Justice Team is just getting […]

Opinion: Predatory price gouging on basic needs like soap, tampons must end in California prisons

UPDATE: SB 474, BASICs Act, Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee to Reduce Markups in Prison Canteen. Read Press Release here. […]

Dear Philanthropy: Step Up for Reproductive Justice by Backing Black Women and Black-Led Nonprofits

By: Surina Khan and Janette Robinson Flint, Guest Contributors This year marks 50 years since the right to choose was […]

Lessons from SPI Local

photo of SPI Local Class of 2022 To achieve collective liberation through local policy, we need the strength of organized […]

One year after Dobbs: Take Action & Support Reproductive Justice

One year ago today, the  U.S. Supreme Court decided on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned our constitutional […]

Opinion | The Onslaught of Anti-Trans Legislation Demands a Crisis Response From Philanthropy

photo caption: People rally against anti-trans bills, but LGBTQ+ nonprofits get less than 1 percent of all charitable giving. MICKEY […]

Juneteenth: Honoring Freedom, Feminism, & Culture

Women’s Foundation California staff are out of the office today in observation of Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end […]

Celebrating 20 Years of the Solís Policy Institute

When I close my eyes, I can still see the California Museum courtyard aglow with the beautiful faces of Solís […]

Support SPI Bills: Cross the Finish Line Together!

Our Solís Policy Institute fellows have worked tirelessly during the legislative season to advocate for two bills that have now […]

Take Action: Support Feminist California Bills

As the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Women’s Foundation California Solís Policy Institute (SPI) gets underway, we are proud to […]

Sacramento Bee – Letter to the Editor: Time to Fight

TIME TO FIGHT “Democrats’ choice wins key Wisconsin Supreme Court race,” (sacbee.com, April 6) The result of the Wisconsin Supreme […]

Women’s Foundation California CEO Surina Khan to Step Down, Board of Directors Names First Latina CEO

Read the official press release here For Immediate Release March 8, 2023 Media Contact: Kamika Dunlap Kamikad@womensfoundca.org Phone: (510) 740-2500 OAKLAND, […]

Destination: JOY

Introducing Intersection, our first-ever zine. A collection of writing and art, Intersection celebrates pieces of our collective story and our […]

3 Ways We Can Lead With Joy Together

We are so grateful to the over 100 folks who attended our literary lunch hour conversation with Akaya Windwood and […]

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 […]

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