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The New York Women's Foundation The New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families.
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The New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city.

Happy New Year! ​🎉 Reflecting on the past year, we are filled with gratitude for the incredible support and dedication f...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year! ​🎉

Reflecting on the past year, we are filled with gratitude for the incredible support and dedication from individuals like you who have helped make our mission for gender justice a reality. In 2023, The Foundation continued to invest in programs and initiatives that address the unique challenges faced by women and gender-expansive people in our community. From supporting education and economic opportunities to advocating for policies that promote gender equality, our collective efforts have created meaningful change. We celebrate the resilience and strength of the women we serve, as well as the allies who stand beside us in this important journey.​

Looking ahead to 2024, we are excited about the opportunities that lie before us. There may be challenges, but we resolve to build a future where every woman, girl, and gender-expansive individual thrives.​

Wishing you a year filled with hope, courage, and meaningful connections. May 2024 be a year of positive change, empowerment, and progress for us all.

2024 you will thank you. 🙏🏽 Your donation to The New York Women’s Foundation will support over 200 organizations creatin...
12/27/2023

2024 you will thank you. 🙏🏽 Your donation to The New York Women’s Foundation will support over 200 organizations creating long-lasting across 10 different impact areas in the , including:

🤟🏾 Disability Justice
🏩 Health & Reproductive Freedom
🗳️ Democracy & Leadership
💵 Economic Liberation
🌐 Immigration Justice

🎁 Gift justice. ✅ Get change.
🤲🏼 Go to donatenow.funraise.org, and give to
The New York Women’s Foundation today.

Grateful for our supporters, and the chance to celebrate!​Thank you to Board Member Jean Shafiroff, Style & Philanthropy...
12/23/2023

Grateful for our supporters, and the chance to celebrate!​

Thank you to Board Member Jean Shafiroff, Style & Philanthropy for honoring The Foundation during her holiday gathering!​

And a thank you to Rebecca Seawright for the recognition. It was a wonderful reminder of the community of support we continue to build every day as we advance gender justice in our City and beyond.

A single gift this season can make 10x the impact. Your donation to The New York Women’s Foundation supports over 200 or...
12/21/2023

A single gift this season can make 10x the impact.

Your donation to The New York Women’s Foundation supports over 200 organizations creating durable systemic change across 10 different areas, including:

✊🏿Racial Justice
👩🏾‍🤝‍👩🏻Gender Equity
🌎Climate Justice
❤️‍🩹Safety & Healing Equity
👩🏻‍⚖️Criminal Justice

🎁 Gift justice. ✅ Get change.
🤲🏼 Go to donatenow.funraise.org and give to The New York Women’s Foundation today.

This is what successful philanthropy looks like ✊The Foundation was honored to be Churches United For Fair Housing's Par...
12/19/2023

This is what successful philanthropy looks like ✊

The Foundation was honored to be Churches United For Fair Housing's Partner of the Year! We recently celebrated with CUFFH, one of our Grantee Partners, in style at their Gala.

This recognition speaks to the value of The Foundation's philanthropy model. We are proud to have trusted and supported CUFFH's work through the Brooklyn Economic Justice Project. It is a joy to see the impact CUFFH has made and continues to make in supporting women and gender-expansive individuals of our City.

The Foundation is celebrating the work of our Senior Vice President of Programs & Strategic Learning, Camille Emeagwali!...
12/19/2023

The Foundation is celebrating the work of our Senior Vice President of Programs & Strategic Learning, Camille Emeagwali!

Camille was named one of City and State NY's 2023 . This recognition goes to a selection of selfless New Yorkers serving the common good – a description that characterizes the work that Camille does with The Foundation every day.

"Social responsibility means that people who are often unseen and unheard in our communities – including women and gender-expansive people of color – are centered in visioning and building a future that ensures safety, freedom and joy for all...I support the leadership of women rooted in community and support the sustainability of the organizations and movements they lead." – Camille Emeagwali

Learn more about Camille and her fellow change-makers: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2023/12/2023-responsible-100/392584

Minimum pay rate for workers now in effect!​ ✊​This year, The Foundation's Grantee Partner Workers Justice Project - Pro...
12/15/2023

Minimum pay rate for workers now in effect!​ ✊

This year, The Foundation's Grantee Partner Workers Justice Project - Proyecto Justicia Laboralhelped make minimum pay for Deliveristas the law. This success does not happen overnight – it has followed years of tireless organizing, mobilizing, and advocating. Finally, minimum pay is becoming a reality for Deliveristas! ​

Last week, New York City Courts rejected the apps’ appeals in favor of implementing minimum pay for delivery workers. Large tech companies are now required by law to start compensating the workers who make them billions in profit. ​

This is huge win, but Workers Justice Project still needs our support and allyship to confront the apps in their efforts to continue to profit from workers’ labor.​

The Foundation met up with Workers Justice Project at this year's SOMOS conference, where they have continued their efforts to get support from city officials to uphold this incredible victory.​

🎨: Workers Justice Project - Proyecto Justicia Laboral

Get your merch today! 🛍🎁​As the holiday season approaches, we are delighted to announce the opening of our online shop, ...
12/13/2023

Get your merch today! 🛍🎁​

As the holiday season approaches, we are delighted to announce the opening of our online shop, just in time for the festivities!​

This year, you can give gifts with purpose by shopping in our store. Every purchase you make supports our mission to advance gender equity, making it the perfect gift for friends, family, and even yourself! By shopping from our store, you are not just gaining in stylish apparel and fun accessories – you are investing in a brighter future for women and gender-expansive people in New York City.​

Spread joy and shop with us at nywf.org/shop

It's time to break barriers on this International Health Coverage Day 🩺 Everyone deserves equitable access to health ser...
12/12/2023

It's time to break barriers on this International Health Coverage Day 🩺

Everyone deserves equitable access to health services, regardless of gender. Let's unite for a world where quality healthcare knows no bounds.

Shout out to a few of our Grantee Partners who are working diligently to ensure women and gender-expansive people have access to the healthcare they deserve.

⭐️ New York Abortion Access Fund
⭐️ Birth Control Advocates of New York
⭐️ Bx (Re)Birth and Progress
⭐️ If/When/How

📸: Birth Control Advocates of New York

We are excited to have been awarded a grant from MetLife Foundation as part of their Accelerating Commitment to Equity I...
12/11/2023

We are excited to have been awarded a grant from MetLife Foundation as part of their Accelerating Commitment to Equity Innovation Fund!​

Following the success of a similar project in Brooklyn, this grant will go towards funding the Bronx Economic Justice Project, which will advance opportunities within the green economy and develop a cohort of women and gender-expansive individuals focused on advancing economic security.​

Read more about the program at https://nywf.org/news/

Embrace the spirit of volunteering 🌍​On International Volunteer Day, join The New York Women's Foundation to make a diff...
12/05/2023

Embrace the spirit of volunteering 🌍​

On International Volunteer Day, join The New York Women's Foundation to make a difference. Get started by joining the Grant Advisory Committee or Emerging Leaders Network!​

💸 Grants Advisory Committee: With the GAC, you can participate directly in The Foundation’s unique grantmaking process! Supported by our staff, you'll review proposals from organizations, conduct site visits, and make recommendations for funding. This approach, unique to The Foundation, allows us to leverage the talents of local women in finding and supporting effective community-driven programs.​

✊ Emerging Leaders Network: Educate, empower and inspire others to learn more about the challenges and philanthropic needs of women and families in New York City. The Emerging Leaders Network is a group of individuals early in their professional and philanthropic careers who support The Foundation’s mission by fundraising and mobilizing their networks to act.​

Imagine the collective power possible if everyone volunteered. Your time and talents can create a lasting impact for women, girls, and gender-expansive people in our City. Let's catalyze change together!​

🔗 https://nywf.org/ways-to-give/ -involved

Celebrating power and inclusion on this International Day of Persons with Disabilities ⭐️​By embracing diversity and bre...
12/03/2023

Celebrating power and inclusion on this International Day of Persons with Disabilities ⭐️​

By embracing diversity and breaking down barriers, The Foundation and its Grantee Partners are working each day to create a world where everyone's unique abilities shine.​

In 2019, The New York Women’s Foundation became a founding member of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy and made a commitment to a continuous learning and implementation process that will advance systemic change within member foundations and serve as models for disability inclusion in the philanthropic sector.​

Along with other grantmaking organizations, The Foundation also signed the Disability Inclusion Pledge in 2021, which recognizes that uplifting disability is a key element required to achieve social justice, equity, and inclusion, and calls for accountability as philanthropic organizations clearly define their efforts in this critical area.​

This year, The Foundation continued this work with the release of a comprehensive report examining The State of Women and Girls with Disabilities in New York. This landscape analysis focused on existing and emerging disability justice and inclusion efforts at the intersections of gender and racial justice.​

🔗 You can read the report at the link in our bio.

📸: Disabled And Here​

📣 Check it out! We have recently dropped a new report delving into the power of funder-activist relationships, spotlight...
11/29/2023

📣 Check it out! We have recently dropped a new report delving into the power of funder-activist relationships, spotlighting their early support for the Me Too. Movement - and the Fund.

This deep dive emphasizes the importance of trust-based philanthropy in driving social change.

🔗 Read the report and be inspired by the transformative impact of collaboration!
https://nywf.org/the-fund-for-me-too-and-building-a-movement-creating-a-funder-activist-relationship-with-me-too-international/

Today, on  , your donation will be MATCHED to The New York Women’s Foundation by an anonymous donor. With just one donat...
11/28/2023

Today, on , your donation will be MATCHED to The New York Women’s Foundation by an anonymous donor. With just one donation, your total impact will be doubled for women in New York in 10 areas of justice:

❤️‍🩹 Safety & Healing Justice
🤟🏾 Disability Justice
🏩 Health Equity & Reproductive Justice
✊🏿 Racial Justice
👩🏾‍🤝‍👩🏻 Girls, Young Women & Gender-Expansive Youth of Color
🌐 Immigration Justice
💵 Economic Liberation
🗳️ Democracy & Leadership
👩🏻‍⚖️ Criminal Justice
🧓🏾 Elder Justice

1 Gift. 2x Match. 10 Impacts.

Have the Courage to Dream.
Give the gift of for women, girls, and gender-expansive leaders.
Visit donatenow.funraise.org to give to The New York Women’s Foundation today.

Join us for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 🌟​From November 25 to December 10, we're joining the world...
11/26/2023

Join us for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 🌟​

From November 25 to December 10, we're joining the world in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. During this annual campaign, individuals and organizations around the world call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.​

During this year's campaign, The Foundation will also release a report that examines our five-year commitment to the Me Too Fund. The report details actions that led to the Fund and the power of transformative collaboration with Grantee Partners. ​

Our purpose is clear: Philanthropy can be a catalyst for change. We're ready to take bold steps, collaborating with emerging organizations and supporting movement leaders.​

Stay tuned during the next 16 days for the release of the executive summary of the report and hear directly from Grantee Partners about our trust-based and responsive grantmaking approach.

🎨: Me Too. Movement -

From local to global, fighting for equal pay ✊In 1963, women in the United States were earning just 59 cents for every d...
11/09/2023

From local to global, fighting for equal pay ✊

In 1963, women in the United States were earning just 59 cents for every dollar earned by a man. In the six decades since the passage of the federal Equal Pay Act, there has been progress, but the gender pay gap persists.

Our friends at Women Creating Change recently published a report showcasing how this persistent issue is affecting women—especially women of color—across all age groups and professions in New York City.

As we continue to advocate for equal pay in our home City, we must remember: we are not in this fight alone.

The gender pay gap is a global issue, as we can see with a recent equal pay strike in Iceland. Our City’s continued fight and Iceland’s strike are not happening in silos. We are acting in solidarity with women and gender-expansive people across the world.

Together we will create a world where all people receive fair and equal pay.

Learn more: https://nywf.org/from-local-to-global-a-fight-for-equal-pay/

Act Local to Go Global: We’re building justice across the five boroughs of   with communities. Seed   everywhere. Togeth...
10/31/2023

Act Local to Go Global: We’re building justice across the five boroughs of with communities. Seed everywhere. Together.

✊🏾Give to The New York Women’s Foundation today: grantee partners like Vendor Project .

Nurture our this work https://donatenow.funraise.org/

Our cities are the future of global living, so we ‘Act Local to Go Global.’ From 2021-2022, we invested $5,051,240 in   ...
10/31/2023

Our cities are the future of global living, so we ‘Act Local to Go Global.’ From 2021-2022, we invested $5,051,240 in economic leaders like Equality for Flatbush : E4F to seed sustainability everywhere.

✊🏾Fund the future: https://donatenow.funraise.org/

For  , let’s have the courage to ‘Act Local to Go Global.’ Help us fund economic justice leaders across  , like The Bron...
10/31/2023

For , let’s have the courage to ‘Act Local to Go Global.’ Help us fund economic justice leaders across , like The Bronx Defenders.

Seed global change. Act Local to Go global.

✊🏾Give to The New York Women’s Foundation today: https://donatenow.funraise.org/

Show your support on this International Care and Support Day 💙  There is a need to invest in the care economy to create ...
10/29/2023

Show your support on this International Care and Support Day 💙

There is a need to invest in the care economy to create robust, resilient and gender-responsive, disability-inclusive and age-sensitive care and support systems. These systems must have full respect for human rights.

Women perform 76.2% of the total amount of unpaid care work, 3.2 times more than men. We need to recognize care workers as essential workers.

The care economy is growing as the demand for childcare and care for the elderly is increasing across the world. But this work remains characterized by a void of benefits and protections, low wages or no pay, and exposure to physical, mental and, in some cases, sexual harm.

We need to realize women’s right to work and rights at work for those with care responsibilities, including equal pay and removing harmful gender stereotypes.

Our grantee partners are the leaders, changemakers, and innovators who are demanding equity for the 249 million women in the global care workforce.

The Harlem Wellness Center, for example, provides yoga classes, collective healing events, and access to fresh produce to sustain the Harlem community’s health and resilience. Black woman-led, Harlem Wellness Center has recently reactivated their wellness programming for q***r elders of color and expanded their 'care of care workers' retreats for Black care workers.

As a Foundation, we support care workers. Join us.

📸: Harlem Wellness Center

Radical generosity is powered by you. Make a difference. ✊ As a public community foundation, we raise every dollar we in...
10/28/2023

Radical generosity is powered by you. Make a difference. ✊

As a public community foundation, we raise every dollar we invest. When you join us by making a donation, you are supporting New York City women leaders and the visions they have for their communities.

Every action you take can support an equitable and just future for women and gender expansive people of New York City. Whether you make a donation, spread the word, or volunteer, you can make a difference.

Support many through your radical generosity ➡️
https://nywf.org/ways-to-give/

The New York Women’s Foundation invests in approaches that center survivors, especially historically overlooked survivor...
10/25/2023

The New York Women’s Foundation invests in approaches that center survivors, especially historically overlooked survivors, to end all forms of gender-based violence and expand economic, healing, and transformative resources 💜

Investing in community-based solutions and early intervention in the cycle of abuse is critical to moving beyond relying solely on crisis responses. We invest in organizations that support survivors of gender-based violence with the tools they need to feel empowered to create new circumstances for themselves.

💡 Grantee Partners Spotlight 💡
Center for Survivor Agency and Justice develops evidence-based interventions to advance economic justice for survivors of gender-based violence. In New York City, CSAJ has convened a cross-sector body of survivors and survivor advocates to develop a policy platform, the Advancing Economic and Racial Equity for Survivors in NYC, uplifting survivors housing, economic and employment needs. This collective impact work harnesses the anti-violence ecosystem power to catalyze long-overdue systems and policy change.
Survivors Justice Project works to decarcerate survivors of abuse and lead policy efforts to change the conversation around domestic violence, trauma, harm, healing, and criminalization.

New York City Anti-Violence Project provides free, confidential counseling and peer support to LGBTQ+ survivors of all forms of violence including hate violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, police violence and HIV-related violence.

Project Hajra, a survivor-led organization, provides peer support, community organizing skill building, and mutual aid funds to immigrant survivors of intimate violence in Queens. By cultivating the creative organizing efforts of immigrant women of color, they seek to not only interrupt but also end violence for future generations.

Celebrating the 2023 Neighborhood Dinner Honorees 🎊The Foundation is proud to honor the incredible women who have dedica...
10/19/2023

Celebrating the 2023 Neighborhood Dinner Honorees 🎊

The Foundation is proud to honor the incredible women who have dedicated their work to uplifting the Queens community. Thank you for making Queens and all our New York communities places where women and girls can thrive!

💡 Dr. Alethea Taylor (Hour Children, Inc.)

💡 Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez (Street Vendors Project)

💡 Yanki Tshering (Accompany Capital)

💡 Irma Rodriguez (Queens Community House, New York Women’s Foundation Board Alumna)

💡 Jack & Dorothy Kupferberg Family Foundation

💡 Saeeda Dunston (Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc.)

Join us on November 15 for the Neighborhood Dinner!
⏰ Reception 6:00 - 7:00 PM and Dinner & Program 7:00 - 9:00 PM
📍 Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354)

Purchase tickets and sponsorship today: https://nd2023.funraise.org/

Audre. Margaret. Amanda. Aja. These Black women and numerous others have been leading the future. Through feeling. Throu...
10/17/2023

Audre. Margaret. Amanda. Aja. These Black women and numerous others have been leading the future. Through feeling. Through action. Through poetry.

On they remind us that with the courage to feel, we have the courage to dream and the courage to act. That with the power of our embodied emotions to guide us, we will rise. That together, we will create a new future.

And as we celebrate Black women poets, we also celebrate changemakers who take inspiration from them, like Brooklyn-based grantee partner The Audre Lorde Project. Run by and for Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color communities, The Foundation recently funded The Audre Lorde Project and 150 other justice-building organizations across New York’s five boroughs in our $9.1 million round of grantmaking in 2021.

Join us in shared power. Fund a new future. Give to the New York Women’s Foundation today.

https://donatenow.funraise.org/

We’re gathering in Queens and you’re invited! 👑  Join us at Flushing Town Hall for a celebration of the amazing women le...
10/12/2023

We’re gathering in Queens and you’re invited! 👑

Join us at Flushing Town Hall for a celebration of the amazing women leading powerful movements for change in Queens. We’ll gather in one of the most diverse places in the country to honor five inspiring and impactful honorees and our innovative and hardworking Queens Grantee Partners.

Plus, we’ll savor the unique sounds and flavors of “The World’s Borough!”
It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Purchase tickets and sponsorships today: https://nywf.org/event/nd2023/

Based in the  , GirlVow, Inc. is one of 40 grantee partners in the $3.57 million shared NYC Fund for Girls and Young Wom...
10/12/2023

Based in the , GirlVow, Inc. is one of 40 grantee partners in the $3.57 million shared NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color from 2021-2022. With the collective generosity of our donors, we built Girl Vow’s capacity, helping them save two girls from sex-trafficking and giving them back the chance to determine their own destinies.

Our collective’s and Dream works. Become part of our community-led solutions.

Give to The New York Women’s Foundation.

https://nywf.org/

The year is 2033, and women, girls, and gender-expansive people across New York are living healthy, safe, and prosperous...
10/10/2023

The year is 2033, and women, girls, and gender-expansive people across New York are living healthy, safe, and prosperous lives filled with joy. So how did we get here? ✨

Over the past year, the New York Women’s Foundation looked into the future and created “The History of Our Future,” a bold strategic plan. We imagined what a future would look like across our great city and beyond. We imagined what is possible.

We would like to thank our fellow board members, the passionate and innovative Foundation staff, our Grantee Partners, and the leaders and changemakers who are already working together to build this future.

Special thanks to Ana Oliveira, Ellen Shaw, Azadeh Khallil, Elizabeth Wang, Hyatt Bass, Helen Banks, Karen Choi, Dr. Danielle Moss-Cox, Soffiyah Elijah, Jasmine Zheng, and Kerry-Ann Henry.

This report envisions a future where every girl, woman and gender-expansive individual is safe and economically prosperous. Let’s make it a reality.

🔗 Read more
https://bit.ly/3tq2j75

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Building a visible and safe world for Indigenous peoples ☀️Born in Wisconsin and descended from the Wisconsin Oneida Nat...
10/09/2023

Building a visible and safe world for Indigenous peoples ☀️

Born in Wisconsin and descended from the Wisconsin Oneida Nation and Menominee Chief Oshkosh, Sutton King, MPH came to the earth now typically called New York in search of opportunity and connection. She is also a member of the Oneida Nation and co-founder and President of grantee partner Urban Indigenous Collective, which seeks to support access to culturally-tailored health and wellness services for self-identified Indigenous peoples in the NYC-area.
As we continue this journey toward Indigenous justice, this holiday provides a timely opportunity for those of us with non-Native ancestry to ask two change-catalyzing questions:

✵ How many Indigenous Americans do you know?
No other U.S. city has a higher population of Indigenous people than ours, and Sutton says that “71% of Native Americans are urban. We were pushed off our land with the promise of healthcare and jobs, but it wasn’t there for us.” We dream of a future where this question is easy for everyone to answer because Native Americans are unmistakably visible everywhere.

✵ How does gender-based violence affect Indigenous women?
According to the National Institute of Justice, four out of five Indigenous women have experienced violence – most of it sexual – during their lifetimes. More than half report needing medical or legal services from experiencing violence, but more than one-third are unable to get the help they need. We dream of a future where their safety goes without saying.

Creating a world where Indigenous people are visible and safe means funding the leadership of Indigenous women, girls, and gender-expansive people. Read more about how the Foundation’s grantee partners, including UIC, are making a difference: https://mailchi.mp/nywf.org/indigenouspeoplesday

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