Funding Black, Indigenous women, and gender expansive folks of color.
IT STARTS IN CALIFORNIA
A thriving racial, economic, and gender justice movement that has all the resources and networks it needs to improve the health, safety and economic prosperity of Californians by advancing racial, gender and economic justice.
Our grant partners are based all over California.
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 LGBTQ and gender non conforming folks.
Community Power Fund
Centered in building community power
Culture Change Fund
Culture is igniting a new way to create change
Improving the safety and economic security of women in CA experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence.
Bea Solís Power Fund
Investing in the future leaders of feminist policy
The Women’s Foundation California grantmaking is by invitation only. However, interested organizations and projects are encouraged to contact us to schedule a call to discuss.
A Trust Based Approach
We take a trust-based approach to our grantmaking work. We are committed to a streamlined process that tilts towards participatory grantmaking and incorporates the wisdom and perspective of movement leaders and our board members.
Through our Community Power Fund which includes our Anchor Partners, the Culture Change Fund, Relief and Resilience Fund, Alums4Alums, SPI HOME cohort, and we will consider designing a restorative grant program for movement leaders.
We provide flexible funding through general operating support grants. In the rare instances when we offer project-specific funding, we make sure to include in the budget adequate support for general management costs.