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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: 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 […]

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

CEO Surina Khan appeared in the Philanthropy News Digest on March 30, 2017: Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed […]

#BeBoldForChange for Trans Prisoners

This post was written by Coral Feigin, a member of the 2016-17 Women’s Policy Insitute-State criminal justice team. How will […]

Public Policy For Funders: the Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute

Public policy is now more important than ever. We need community leaders who know how to use the legislative branch […]

Join the new class of the Women’s Policy Institute-County

Daisy Ramirez, pictured in the yellow hat, is a health educator and fellow from the Women’s Policy Institute-County Class of […]

#ProsperityTogether Invests $29M in Women’s Economic Security

One year ago, at the White House, Prosperity Together announced a $100 million commitment to women’s economic security over the […]

Leading the way forward with courage, compassion and conviction

This post was written by Foundation CEO Surina Khan. For many of us this seems like a different nation than […]

Preserving the Right to In-Person Visitation

As more correctional and detention facilities begin to implement video visitation, they are also eliminating the option to in-person visitation. […]

Domestic Workers and the Fight for Their Rights

Domestic workers have historically been denied overtime pay and workplace protections. For more than 10 years, they’ve advocated, organized, mobilized and marched and in 2013 they helped pass the California’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights that is scheduled to expire in January 2017. The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to train five of the domestic worker rights advocates and leaders though its Women’s Policy Institute. This year, these powerful women are working on the bill that will make this important law permanent—SB 1015 (Levya).

Women’s Well-Being Index – Media Coverage

KQED Radio, The California Report (3/28/16) New Database Tracks Women's Wellness Across California ABC7, KABC, Los Angeles (3/29/16) TV Segment: […]

We Want Equal Pay

Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) has been working to close the gender pay gap, leading the efforts to pass what is now the nation’s toughest anti-discrimination law and continuing those efforts with a new bill that will disrupt salary discrimination as we know it.

Our $1 Million Dollars Created Real Social Change in Our Community

In May, the Foundation’s WomenGO! Giving Circle celebrated a significant milestone in local philanthropy. Since 2005, members of the circle have collectively awarded $1 million in grants to Santa Clara and San Mateo county nonprofits that serve women and girls. A member of the giving circle, Sarah Longstreth, reports on the event.

California Repeals the Maximum Family Grant Rule

On June 15, 2016, California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown repealed one of the state’s most discriminatory laws and practices through the 2016-17 state budget deal.
“The Maximum Family Grant rule stemmed from racist, classist, sexist stereotypes of women of color and affected generations of poor children,” said Laura Jimenez.

We Want an End to Mass Incarceration

When Gina Clayton founded Essie Justice Group with the mission to harness the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones in 2014, she had one critical challenge. While the number of women with a family member in prison suggests prevalence—one in four women and nearly half of Black women have a loved one behind bars—isolation and the stigma made affected women hard to find. But a conversation with a man inside a prison sparked the idea for Essie’s most innovative and promising movement building strategy yet.

Capitol AM Alert

The Sacramento Bee, May 3, 2016 SHEROES: Powerful California women will be honored during a Women's Foundation of California event […]

KCBS In Depth: California Women’s Well Being

KCBS In Depth, May 2, 2016 KCBS' Jane McMillan is joined by Surina Khan, CEO of the Women's Foundation of […]

The Numbers Crunch: What’s so wrong about playing the ‘woman’s card’?

The Sacramento Bee, April 29, 2016 A new thing in the rollicking presidential race is Donald Trump’s ridiculous slam that […]

We Want a Strong Safety Net

The son of an immigrant single mother, California state senator Kevin de León has an intimate understanding of women’s hardships, especially those faced by low-income women and women of color. “I have the political space and credibility to act upon polices that are critical for the overall wellbeing of families, particularly single mothers,” he said. As the highest-ranking Democrat in Sacramento, de León is now using his power to elevate the state’s economy by advocating for women.

A New Generation of Girl Philanthropists Inspires

Surina Khan, March 11, 2016, Philantopic As seniors at the elite Marlborough School for girls in Los Angeles, Olivia Goodman […]

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