Funding

We support the most innovative and effective organizations in their work to dismantle barriers, create opportunity, and serve their communities.

Funding Community Power

Our funding strategy is centered on building community power through multi-issue grantmaking. We invest in community-based organizations working to address the root causes of inequity and advancing solutions led by women and girls.

Our Core Issue Areas

We invest in community organizing, policy advocacy, civic participation, integrated voter engagement, and culture change in three core issue areas: economic security, health, and safety including organizations working to address pay equity, affordable childcare, workplace protections, access to education, gender-based violence, criminal justice reform, reproductive health and justice, and environmental health and justice.

Grant Partners

$20,000
ACCESS Women’s Health Justice for general operating support

$20,000
ACT for Women and Girls for general operating support

$50,000
Alliance for Girls for the Bay Area Young Women's Initiative

$20,000
Black Women for Wellness for general operating support

$20,000
California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom for general operating support

$20,000
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative for general operating support

$20,000
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice for general operating support

$20,000
Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice for general operating support

$15,000
Forward Together for general operating support

$20,000
Khmer Girls in Action for general operating support

$20,000
The Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project for general operating support


Mujeres Unidas y Activas for general operating support

$20,000
Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare (TEACH) for general operating support

$20,000
Women's Community Clinic for general operating support

$20,000
Women's Health Specialists for general operating support

$20,000
Young Women's Freedom Center for general operating support

YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula Donor Advised Fund

The mission of the YWCA Mid-Peninsula (YWCA-MP) is Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women and Girls. The Donor Advised Fund, which serves southern San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties, was established in 2004, upon the closure of the YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula and the sale of its Palo Alto building, when assets from the sale were invested with the Women’s Foundation of California. Since that time, the Fund has leveraged the interest derived from its investments to distribute more than $2,500,000 in grants to more than 50 agencies whose programs align with the Fund’s mission, including programs that address education, teen pregnancy, termed out foster care girls, rape crisis intervention, domestic violence, women entrepreneurs, gay and lesbian issues, immigration rights, public policy advocacy training, and numerous barrier breaking racial justice programs.

Grant Partners

$15,000
10 Books A Home for their Technology Initiative

$7,500
American Association of University Women-California for their Tech Trek Camp

$15,000
Art of Yoga Project for their Wise Inside Program

$15,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement for the Asian Women's Home

$15,000
Eastside College Preparatory for the Girls' Residence Hall

$15,000
Foundation for a College Education for their Race, Gender, Identity, and Resiliency Program

$15,000
Human Investment Project for general operating support

$15,000
IGNITE for general operating support

$7,500
Ivy and Pearls Foundation for general operating support

$15,000
Maitri for general operating support

$15,000
Nuestra Casa for their Red Comunitaria Promotora Program

$7,500
The Women's Foundation of California to support the Women's Policy Institute - State

$15,000
YWCA of Sonoma County for general operating support