The shocking truth about economic insecurity is that it will, at one point or another, affect most Americans. According to […]
We have a three-pronged approach to making economic security a reality for women and children in our state. To achieve […]
As a result of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, a few individuals and corporations are now allowed to donate […]
It’s 2013 and poverty has become a women’s issue. According to the US Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty measure, one in […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2013—The Women's Foundation of California announced today that it has created a new video that shows […]
Women’s Foundation of California Joins #GivingTuesday: Inspired Giving Circle Member Provides $20,000 Match
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26, 2013—The Women's Foundation of California announced today that it will participate through the Razoo crowdfunding platform […]
I first met Jing while doing a workshop at a Ms. Foundation conference on workforce development for low income women. At the end of the workshop she walked up to me and said “that was completely terrific.” This began over 30 years of conferences, meals and conversations.
How thrilling to see the article, Giving Circles: More Impact to Go Around, in The New York Times yesterday. It’s […]
Women’s Foundation of California Selects 25 Community and Nonprofit Leaders as 2013-2014 Women’s Policy Institute Fellows
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013—The Women’s Foundation of California announced today that 25 community and nonprofit leaders have been […]
We’re thrilled to announce our 2013-14 class of the Women’s Policy Institute. This groundbreaking program brings women’s expertise to the […]
The first thing I noticed when we walked into the cell block was a woman sitting on top of a […]
by Michelle Cale, WFC Board Member Towards the end of 2008, I found myself with a new job: the family’s […]
This report, prepared by Barbara Bloom, PhD and with support from the Rosenberg Foundation, presents principles and recommendations for gender-responsive […]
A week and a half ago, the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 241) was approved by the Senate Appropriations […]
Once these prisons are opened and filled, there will be little incentive to reduce the number of people in them and California will continue to lead the country in prisoners while falling further and further behind in education, health care and human services.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, call your senator or Governor Brown to support the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights! The California […]
Sign Petition to Tell Governor Brown That California’s Cash Reserves Should Not Be Used For Prison Beds
Prisoners’ rights and social services advocates are working together to devise a different plan—one that safely reduces the prisoner population while providing support to communities who welcome these prisoners home.
Call-in number: 916-651-4022 Over the last four weeks, 1,412 people from all over California signed our card in support of […]
by Amelia Baranchea I hope that after you read my story, you will get a clearer idea of what caregivers […]
by Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Member of Hand in Hand, San Francisco, CA Three months after my second child was […]
By Katie Egan, Program Assistant Last month, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) released a devastating article, revealing that between […]
Judy Patrick, Huffington Post, June 24, 2013—Well, California has reached agreement on a budget. And this budget makes good progress […]
Women don't want to break out champagne, they want to break out of poverty. SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 17, 2013—On Wednesday, […]
One qualified California nonprofit with the most votes on March 28 wins a large grant SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2013—The […]
In our latest report we propose an innovative approach to building women’s economic security: blending workforce sector development and economic justice.
Building Economic Security: The Power of Gender-Based Philanthropy by the Women’s Economic Security Campaign, which we’re part of, outlines how gender-based […]
By AnnaJoy Gillis, Intern & Missa Perron, Development Assistant Sign our card for Holly Mitchell » Holly Mitchell is a […]
This year’s annual report is unique. We were inspired by the New Yorkerand its feature-length articles, which take a complicated issue […]
By AnnaJoy Gillis, Intern The contrast was shocking and the situation all too familiar. On Tuesday, June 25, my colleagues […]
By AnnaJoy Gillis, Intern Imagine sitting in a cell the size of a parking space. You are all alone and […]
We recently produced a short video to share some of the stunning testimony we heard about California’s rising poverty level. […]
Being pregnant is a time that many women feel hope and connection and a commitment to making the world a better place for themselves and their children.
It’s stunning to realize that California, the “golden state” has the highest rate of poverty in the country. In fact, our […]
Lourdes Alarcón is a parent leader with Parent Voices, an incredible parent-led grassroots organization that works to make quality child […]
Our first ever People’s Momentum Award contest ended at noon on March 28. Some minutes later, we announced the winner […]
We are honored to announce the winner of our first ever People’s Momentum Award contest: Congratulations, Alexandria House! To win […]
Declining Employment for Women and Deep Budget Cuts Block Pathways to Economic Recovery for Women–and California
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in partnership with the California Budget Project, we released a report that shows that almost four […]
Declining Employment for Women and Deep Budget Cuts Block Pathways to Economic Recovery for Women — and California
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 19, 2013— On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the Women's Foundation of California, in partnership with the California […]
Today we launched our first online contest, the People’s Momentum Award. A qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the most votes […]
California’s women and children have not shared equally in the emerging recovery. It’s time to invest in them. Read the report and […]
Earlier this week, the Rosenberg Foundation published their second edition of Justice in California, an online publication that features the […]
In celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to dedicate our newsletter to powerful women whose contributions changed or […]
In celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to recognize powerful women whose contributions changed or are changing our […]
In celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, we decided recognize powerful women whose contributions changed or are changing our lives. […]
Earlier this year, our wonderful Coro fellow Leila Pree asked us why we love working at the Women’s Foundation of […]
by Leila Roberts, Mujeres Unidas y Activas volunteer It’s 1976. Adèle holds my hand as we cross the busy street. […]
In a televised interview on Sunday, President Obama explained that he’s now looking into eliminating loopholes and deductions—as opposed to […]
By Sheila Kuehl, former California Legislator and author of California’s “Seven Day Rule” If you’d seen Sunday’s (January 17, 2013) episode […]
By Fabiola DeCaratachea, Program Officer The recent article by Nick Kristof titled “She’s (Rarely) the Boss” has a lot of […]
On Wednesday, SF Gate published an article that puts a face behind the poverty numbers in California. This article, titled […]
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