Voices From The Field

NYWF’s Voices from the Field series is comprised of four Blueprint for Investing in Women reports that explore the position, needs, and strategies for supporting the security and contributions of low-income NYC women during one of four …


Activist Philanthropist

We are delighted to introduce you to the Activist Philanthropist, an e-zine that expresses our philanthropic practice at The New York Women’s Foundation. Active philanthropy is action and engagement. This online publication showcases the work …


Prosperity Together

The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) joined 27 public U.S. women’s foundations, along with the Women’s Funding Network, in announcing Prosperity Together, a five-year, $100 million funding initiative to create opportunities and break down barriers …

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Mapping Pathways to Recovery in the Shadow of Hurricane Sandy

In 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, The Foundation created the Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Fund to continue investment in providing immediate resources to address the crisis within particularly vulnerable communities impacted by the storm. …

In the News

A New Lens for Disaster Recovery

Click here to read our article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, A New Lens for Disaster Recovery, about the 9 investment principles for supporting disaster relief and recovery among under-resourced women and families. In 2012, …



RADIANCE is a striking photo book celebrating 46 grantee partners of The New York Women’s Foundation – some of the most powerful and daring activists, visionaries and community leaders transforming and illuminating New York City. …

In Depth

Women’s Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Opportunities

Entrepreneurship is a path that can provide great economic potential for women, and it is also a critical point of growth for local economies, but it remains a privilege as there are still many barriers …

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Hurricane Sandy: Community Recovery & Resilience

Please join us for our upcoming public education forum in partnership with NYU Wagner to discuss the experiences of low-income women and LGBTQ individuals in the wake of natural disasters, how community members and organizations …

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Community Leadership in Focus

In honor of Women’s History Month, The New York Women’s Foundation presents Community Leadership in Focus Join us on Tuesdays from 10am-11am to discuss issues of economic security, safety, and health in NYC. Hosted by …