Reports and Research

Change Agents: The Goals and Impact of Women’s Foundations and Funds

Change Agents: The Goals and Impact of Women’s Foundations and Funds builds on our previous research, including the recent women’s foundations and funds landscape report, to better understand how these organizations set goals, measure impact, and take action to advance women.

The study highlights ways that women’s foundations and funds provide a model for how philanthropic groups create social change, particularly within their local communities.

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State of Women in the Inland Empire

This report provides an overview of the state of women in the Inland Empire region of Riverside and San Ber- nardino Counties, a fast-growing area with 2.3 million women. As a historically marginalized group, women in the region, and especially women of color, have faced significant economic and societal challenges, as well as barriers to nonprofit leadership and political representation.

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Well-Being Index

The Women’s Well-Being Index, created in partnership with the California Budget & Policy Center, is a first of-its-kind online resource provides data on women’s health, safety, economic security, employment and earnings, and political empowerment for all of California’s 58 counties.

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Together We Rise Report

Alliance for Girls launched their latest report, Together, We Rise: The Lived Experiences of Girls of Color in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.  This report was produced to inform the San Francisco Bay Area work of the National Philanthropic Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives, and in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of California.

Read the full report here.

The 2019 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California

Intersections: Identity, Access & Equity

Researched and published annually by The Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University, The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™ is the most comprehensive collection of data on women and girls in our state. The 2019 Report: Intersections: Identity, Access & Equity, will examine how race, age and socio-economic status, among other factors, shape the lives of women and girls in our state.

Read the full report here.