WFC Updates Archives - Women's Foundation California

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, […]

Growing & Staying Grounded

To restore our spirits and pursue a little self-care, the staff at WFC is spending some much needed time outside, […]

Women’s Foundation California Welcomes New Board Members Eunisses Hernandez and Aria Sa’id

Please join us in welcoming Eunisses Hernandez (left) and Aria Sa’id (right) to the Board of Directors of the Women’s […]

Women’s Foundation CA + Governor Gavin Newsom Team Up to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

Original Press Release posted on State of California Website Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom today announced a series […]

Women’s Foundation California featured in Forbes: Three Ways That Gender Justice Funders Show Solidarity During COVID-19

Women’s Foundation California hosted a Zoom call for their partners and fellow funders, Patti Giggans, Executive Director for Peace Over Violence, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday Dolores Huerta!

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

Getting Through This Together: Responding to Coronavirus

Photo credit: Group Zoom call with Women’s Foundation of California Partners Forward Together. We are gonna get through this. Together.  […]

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, […]

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