Economic Justice

Advancing economic justice for women, families, and communities.

The New York Women’s Foundation invests in community-led solutions impacting the five boroughs of New York City that propel all women, girls, non-binary, and gender-expansive people towards long-term economic security and economic justice for communities.

Forging new paths to security

Our grantee partners are creating change in their communities by organizing for wage equity, immigrant rights, safe and affordable housing, and accessible childcare, as well as through workforce development programs, advocacy for workplace safety, entrepreneurship, and micro-enterprise programs.

Tearing down systemic barriers

Our investments in economic justice are rooted in racial and gender justice, with a specific focus on tearing down systemic barriers and building systems rooted in equity and care. Our work funds local solutions that come from within communities to build long-term financial sustainability.

Brooklyn Economic Justice Project

This community-based economic justice accelerator supports Black ownership, joy, and liberation. BEJP funds efforts based on collective action, including fair housing, environmental improvement, and small-business incubation in neighborhoods at high risk of gentrification.

Custom Collaborative

Grantee partner Custom Collaborative trains, mentors, and advocates for and with low to no-income and immigrant women to build the skills necessary to achieve economic success in the sustainable fashion industry and broader society.

Worker's Justice Project

Grantee partner Worker’s Justice Project educates, organizes, and fights for justice in the workplace through several worker-led programs and campaigns to improve the social, economic, and political conditions of workers across the five boroughs.

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