About Us

Our philanthropy advances justice for women & families.

“Radical generosity is the type of philanthropy we practice at The New York Women’s Foundation. It’s a philanthropy that knows problems and solutions live in the same place. That people living the issues know the answers.”

—Ana L. Oliveira, President & CEO

WHO

WE ARE

Since 1987, The New York Women’s Foundation has advanced a dynamic philanthropic strategy based on the fundamental reality that, when women and gender-expansive people thrive, their families and communities also thrive. Our work is rooted in gender, racial, and economic justice, and The Foundation is among the largest women-led grantmaking organizations in the world.

HOW

WE WORK

Early investment sets the stage for community leaders to flourish. Our philanthropic approach means engaging on day one and taking a chance on women-led strategies before others do. We trust our grantee partners know the solutions for their communities best. By breaking down barriers and facilitating conversations at the deepest level, The Foundation develops a nimble approach to continued support and sustaining forward progress.

HOW

WE WORK

Early investment sets the stage for community leaders to thrive. Our philanthropic approach means engaging on day one and taking a chance on women-led strategies before others do. We trust our grantee partners know the solutions for their communities best. By breaking down barriers and facilitating conversations at the deepest level, The Foundation develops a nimble approach to continued support and sustaining forward progress.

HOW WE DEFINE

WOMEN

When we say women, we unequivocally mean cis and trans women. As a gender justice funder, we are also inclusive of all other gender-oppressed individuals, including non-binary and gender-expansive people. We celebrate that our community includes a diverse spectrum of gender identities and expressions.

Guided by Women

Our approach is derived from the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our team.
Meet Our Team

OUR HISTORY

Our philanthropy is rooted in trust, and we believe in the power of community. Often the first or largest investor, The Foundation has a history of identifying and funding emerging leaders and organizations—and establishing support for long-term success.

FINANCIALS

We focus on all women, girls, and gender-expansive people who advance community-based solutions for change.

Our latest grantmaking invests over $1M in coalition building, civic engagement, and more.

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