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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, […]

The Power of Rebel Joy: A Women’s History Month Playlist

The spirit of rebellion can and should be joyous! To celebrate Women’s History Month our Board Member and DJ C.M. […]

Coronavirus : What We’re Doing to Respond

We are closely monitoring the rapid development of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its  impacts on our work together. We […]

Investing in Black Women’s Leadership – An Interview with Maya Thornell-Sandifor

Part of the power of the Women’s Foundation of California is our community – the dynamic people who shape and […]

Black Mothers Have Redefined the Housing Movement

This past November, Black mothers occupied a vacant home with their families on Magnolia Street in Oakland. Calling themselves “Moms […]

Empowering Women: Surina Khan Featured in Sacramento News

“The importance of the 2020 presidential election cannot be overstated. The decisions made this year have the potential to drive […]

Women’s Foundation of California Wins Philanthropy Women’s Ecosystem Advancement Award!

This year, Philanthropy Women recognized our groundbreaking work with the Culture Change Fund with a newly-created Ecosystem Advancement Award. “In […]

Surina Khan Joins Ethnically Ambiguous!

This community is no small part of what continues to keep me optimistic about 2020. I am looking at this […]

Philanthropy Women Recognizes WFC for Leadership and Activism

The nominations for the 2020 Philanthropy Women Annual Leadership Awards were announced and we’re excited to share that the Women’s […]

Thank You for Joining Us in Los Angeles to Celebrate Our Power!

Thank you, Los Angeles! You brought it ALL together last Thursday night!We want to savor and remember how significant it […]

4 Decades and a Wedding! #LoveWins

Ever been at a fundraiser that inspired a spontaneous wedding!?! Last week was a first for The Women’s Foundation of California! […]

Alliance for Girls Releases Eye-Opening Report on the Lived Experience of Girls of Color

Media Contact: MD Spicer-Sitzes: md@alliance4girls.org August 20th, 2019— Oakland, CA—On August 20th, 2019 Alliance for Girls launched their latest report, […]

The Women’s Foundation of California Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

The Women’s Foundation of California wishes to express its deep appreciation to Michelle Cale for her distinguished service for 7 […]

Nation’s First Gender Justice Fund Launches

Nation’s first Gender Justice Fund launches $10 million collaborative to change culture and advance gender justice The Culture Change Fund, […]

Thank you for joining us at our 2019 Legislative Reception!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our 2019 Annual Legislative Reception in Sacramento last month. […]

Help the Women’s Foundation of California Change the Halls of Power!

The Women’s Foundation of California/Women’s Policy Institute is co-sponsoring seven key pieces of legislation that address a range of gender, […]

The Women’s Foundation of California welcomes back board member Elmy Bermejo!

Please join us in welcoming Elmy Bermejo back to the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foundation of California. Elmy […]

Gender Justice Champions Honored at the 2019 Annual Legislative Reception

This year’s Legislative Reception will recognize the work of the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) and celebrate 40 years of the […]

Announcing a New California Funder Collaborative to Advance Gender Justice

(This op-ed appeared in Philanthropy California on January 15, 2019) by Surina Khan and Lucia Corral Peña “Politics is where […]

Giving Thanks and Doubling Down

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Coming Together to Support Public Policy Through Philanthropy

This month nine philanthropists and funders from across the state came together to learn how they can support policy advocacy […]

Investing in Gender and Racial Justice Builds the Power We Need

April 24, 2018 Written by Rhiannon Rossi, Program Officer, Women’s Foundation of California Here at the Women’s Foundation of California […]

In the #MeToo Era, Here’s What Philanthropy Can Learn From Women’s Foundations

by Kiersten Marek This article appeared in Inside Philanthropy, March 14, 2018 The #MeToo movement is challenging power structures that […]

Remembering Nancy McFadden

We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Nancy McFadden, Chief of Staff to Governor Jerry Brown. Nancy served the […]

Strengthening Philanthropy’s Role in the Resistance

(This op-ed appeared in the Philanthropy News Digest on February 8, 2018) By Senator Holly Mitchel (D-30th District) and Surina […]

Two-Thirds of California Voters Say Students Should Have Access to the Abortion Pill on Campus

Two-Thirds of California Voters Say Students Should Have Access to the Abortion Pill on Campus Supported by seven in ten […]

California’s public universities should provide abortion pill on campus

By Dey Nava | Special to the Daily Cal Editor’s Note: While UC Berkeley supports and refers abortion services to students on […]

#MeToo must also mean stopping domestic violence

(This op-ed originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee on January 24, 2018.) By Surina Khan and Peter Long Special to […]

We Mourn the Loss of S.F. Mayor Ed Lee

We  are profoundly saddened by the untimely passing of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. Mayor Lee was a lifelong champion […]

A Year Ago Today

Do you remember where you were a year ago today? I do. Like many of you, I woke up stunned […]

Foundation Receives Women’s Funding Network 2017 Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Award

Eight Women’s Foundations Honored for Young Women’s Initiatives The awardees are women’s foundations and their CEO’s that launched Young Women’s […]

Time for Philanthropy to Take Bold Action: Invest in Policy Change

Surina Khan, March 30, 2017, Philanthropy News Digest Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed a new administration work daily […]

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