Our Mission

The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change.

We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City.

We are a cross-cultural alliance of women promoting

economic justice for women and families in New York City.

To improve the lives of women and families by funding organizations that promote the economic security of women; their right to live safely and without violence; and their health, sexual and reproductive rights.

We are democratic, cross-cultural and women-led. We are collaborative and inclusive.
We take risks, partnering with new organizations that offer ground-breaking solutions.
We believe that the problems and the solutions are often found in the same place.

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We are now one of the top three women’s funds in the world, and the largest in the United States.