We are closely monitoring the rapid development of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on our work together. We want to stay current, committed, and caring in all that we do. Like so many of you, we are adapting how we work and wanted to provide a few relevant updates:
All of us on staff at Women’s Foundation California are working from home until further notice with accommodations being made as we recalibrate to remote work. While the physical office is closed, we remain available by phone, email, and Zoom.
As we navigate the continually changing landscape, we are also shifting to a four day work week to better support the mental health and wellbeing of our team. While the “shelter in place” ordinance is mandated throughout the Bay Area, we will be closing our virtual offices on Fridays to allow our team time and space to care for themselves and their families.
Our Partners and Fellows
For our partners and fellows, we want to emphasize that if COVID-19 is affecting your work, your organization, or your ability to execute on grant agreements or your Women’s Policy Institute fellowship, we are flexible, supportive, and here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Huong Nguyen-Yap, Director of Community Investments, or Marisol Franco, Director of Policy Programs with questions or concerns as you navigate these challenging times.
Here at Women’s Foundation California we are following public health guidance and postponing in-person events, travel, and other activities until further notice. We know how important it is to remain connected and are exploring various options for virtual gatherings.
For more information about the latest COVID-19 guidelines, take a look at:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- California Public Health Department
- Alameda County Public Health Department
We are committed to supporting frontline leaders and vulnerable communities through the COVID-19 outbreak.
During this time of uncertain impacts on the health, safety and economic security of our communities, the Women’s Foundation of California will offer rapid response funding to current grantee partners through the Community Power Fund.