What We Do - Women's Foundation

Training

For nearly two decades, we’ve trained a powerhouse network of organizers, advocates, funders, and friends who are reshaping California’s policy landscape.

Women's Policy Institute Fellow
Women's Foundation Policy Institute in Sacramento, Ca. on March 6, 2014. (Photo Copyright Nader Khouri 2014)
Women's Foundation Policy Institute in Sacramento, Ca. on March 6, 2014. (Photo Copyright Nader Khouri 2014)

Policy Wins

Since 2003, nearly 450 fellows have helped develop and support numerous bills and gained invaluable experience navigating complex legislative processes.

With 47 of our fellows’ policy projects signed into law, and various resolutions and administrative wins at both the state and county levels realized because of our fellows’ hard work, we’ve seen how a single leader’s actions can have an enormous impact on communities.

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Grantmaking

The Women’s Foundation California (WFC) has a 40-year track record of work centered on gender, economic, and racial justice. We mobilize both institutional and individual giving to invest in critical issues affecting women, girls, and transgender people, especially those who are from low-income, immigrant, and communities of color. Grantmaking is particularly prioritized in our gender justice work because nationally only 4% of all philanthropic dollars go specifically to fund issues affecting women and girls – and according to Funders for LTBGQ Issues only 1% of all philanthropic dollars goes towards issues affecting lesbian and transgender women.

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Women's Foundation Policy Institute in Sacramento, Ca. on March 6, 2014. (Photo Copyright Nader Khouri 2014)

Research

We have created a learning community to share research, tools, best practices and policies as well as collaborate and amplify the collective impact of our work. We invest in accelerating the shifts happening in our culture through organizing, building coalitions, and changing the way we “think” and “talk” about gender.

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This work is powered by you.

The feminist future we are building together in California is going to be built by all of us sharing our time, our money, and our skills.  Please consider contributing today.

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