The Celebrating Women Breakfast celebrates the work of our grantee partners—women-led community organizations working to create an economically secure, safer future for all women and families in New York City. The Breakfast also honors women leaders who work to empower women and girls in New York City and the world. Past honorees have included Madeleine Albright, Queen Latifah, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Billie Jean King, Gloria Steinem, and Nobel Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai. Attended by 2,200 guests, the Breakfast raises $2 million, a significant portion of our $8 million in annual grantmaking.Read more
In 1994, The New York Women’s Foundation inaugurated the Neighborhood Dinner Awards to honor women leaders of both non-for-profit businesses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and committed involvement in neighborhood-based work on behalf of women and girls.Read more
Our annual fall gala honors individuals who have made significant contributions to supporting gender equity and social justice.Read more
In 1987, a small group of visionary women from diverse backgrounds joined forces to found The New York Women’s Foundation. Their goal was to identify and fund community organizations in New York City run by and for women whose programs assisted low-income women and girls in need of critical services and economic independence. The next spring, The Foundation held its first Celebrating Women Breakfast in a crowded church hall where $50,000 was awarded to our first 4 grantee partners.Read more
Join us for a book signing of the debut novel Acts of Assumption by Susan Leicher, author of The New York Women’s Foundation’s Voices From the Field series.Read more
Join us for a screening of Translash followed by a conversation with docuseries creator Imara Jones and community leaders about how decision-making at all levels of government is impacting trans lives and creating the context for increased risks.Read more
Tickets to the Neighborhood Dinner in Brooklyn are sold out. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at another event soon!
In 1994, The New York Women’s Foundation inaugurated the Neighborhood Dinner to celebrate the diverse cultures in New York City and the courageous leaders that are working to make their communities a better place for all. The Neighborhood Leadership Award honors the power of women acting in and for their communities.
The Foundation also presents the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award to a woman-owned business whose presence enriches the community and demonstrates a deep level of commitment to Brooklyn. The Neighborhood Dinner in Brooklyn also features The Foundation’s grantee partners whose advocacy and service make Brooklyn a borough where women and families can thrive.
Join us for some dinner and some fun. We will be having a selfie booth provided by DigiBooths where you can snap some fun pics and share them on the spot.Read more
Join us for a presentation of the findings of Blueprint for Investing in Women Age 25-59 from Susan Leicher, author of Blueprint for Investing in Women series as well as a panel discussion featuring:
Ana Aguirre, Executive Director of United Community Centers
Dina Bakst, Co-Founder and Co-President of A Better Balance
Kavita Mehra, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women
Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project
Moderated by Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Senior Advisor, President of Hunter College and the Former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
5:30 P.M. – Check In
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – Report Findings and Panel Discussion
7:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. – Reception with refreshments and snacks
In New York City, women of color and immigrant women, age 25-59 bear the main brunt of responsibility for both raising and providing for their own families; for furnishing the labor force that undergirds the economy; and for leading the projects that sustain their communities.
For more than three decades, a roster of determined grassroots women-led organizations have worked to improve the economic security, safety, health, and empowerment of this critical segment of the population. Through advocacy, community organizing, and direct service programs, they have been helping women and LGBTQI individuals across the city’s low-income communities to access better employment options, escape and heal from violence, enjoy better health and reproductive health, and achieve more meaningful representation in vital decision-making forums.
The report offers an overview of the demographics and situations of women and LGBTQI individuals whom the organizations work with, analyses their main areas of focus and descriptions of their most effective programs, and provides recommendations for ongoing or new action.Read more
*Please note that this event is sold out. If you’d like to support The New York Women’s Foundation, please consider making a donation by clicking here.*
The Radical Generosity Gala honors leaders in philanthropy, business, the arts, and social justice. We hope that you will join us to help raise much-needed funds to support programs that are breaking down the barriers to gender, racial and economic justice for women and families in New York City. The Gala’s success will allow us to invest an unprecedented $9 million in 2018 to more than 120 grantee partners who work to advance the economic security, health and safety of women and families across the five boroughs.
We hope you will join us for a special evening of live music, a silent auction, and a delicious dinner while also taking bold action in supporting NYC’s women and families.
Join The New York Women’s Foundation and Sanctuary for Families for a screening of Blowin’ Up followed by a panel discussion with Stephanie Wang-Breal, Director of Blowin’ Up; Yvonne Chen, Manager, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Sanctuary for Families; Hon. Toko Serita, Queen Human Trafficking Intervention Court; and Carlotta Walcott, Women’s Services Coordinator, Hidden Victims Project, Center for Court Innovation. Moderated by Jennifer Agmi, Director of Programs at The New York Women’s Foundation.
“It’s called blowin’ up when you leave your pimp…so I blew up.” – Kandie
In 2004, the United States’ first problem-solving court around prostitution was created in Queens County, New York. The court, presided over by the Honorable Toko Serita, attempts to redress the way women and young girls arrested for prostitution are shuffled through the criminal justice system. With unparalleled access to the workings of the court, BLOWIN’ UP captures what it feels like to go through these criminal proceedings as a female defendant. The overwhelming majority of women arrested are undocumented Asian immigrants, black, Latina and transgender youth. As the film unfolds, we hear directly from these women, in their own words, and we begin to understand the complex scenarios that bring them into the courtroom. Never do we hear the words “sex worker” or “prostitute” spoken in the courtroom. Instead, Judge Serita and the court try to create a safe space for these women within the confines of a legal system where sex work and prostitution are criminalized. The question asked over and over by defense teams and social workers is: Why are these women arrested in the first place? As the film progresses, and a new administration takes over in the White House, the courtroom’s fragile ecosystem is tested and the fates of those who pass through become less certain. Through Wang-Breal’s patient filmmaking, these women slowly come into focus to reveal the interplay of the larger forces at work in their lives. A decidedly people-focused film, BLOWIN’ UP exposes us to how individuals can work together to create more humane ways to navigate an inhumane criminal justice system and allows us to witness thisRead more
Join Wildfang at their SoHo location on July 25th as New York’s Most Badass joins them for their FIRST EVER East Coast Free Speech.
$5 entry – FREE w/ Wildfang purchase in last 30 days. Doors open at 6:30pm. Arrive early to guarantee entry.
Entry fee + 10% of sales that evening go to The New York Women’s Foundation.
The Celebrating Women® Breakfast is the premier fundraising event for women by women in New York City. It is a seated march for women’s issues. It honors the strength and courage of our grantee partners; women who find groundbreaking solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Join us as we celebrate visionary women who serve as role models, leaders, and philanthropists. And last, but certainly not least, the Breakfast is about honoring our Board, Alumnae, and volunteers, whose courage and determination sustain and inspire us to keep moving forward.
Join us for this important and robust discussion with leading voices from journalism, media, community organizing, law and advocacy on the critical challenges facing women and girls today.
We are bringing together a terrific panel of expert leaders who will discuss their own experiences with incarceration and reentry, the particular needs of women and girls who are system involved, and the important role that formerly incarcerated women play in criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration.Read more
Please join us at our Fall Gala at The Plaza where we’ll be honoring four extraordinary individuals that are working in their fields to make New York City a better place for women and families.Read more
Join us at the Neighborhood Dinner in Manhattan as we celebrate courageous leaders that are working to make their communities a better place for all.Read more
Join The New York Women’s Foundation and the Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship for our fifth annual True Partnerships event showcasing the result of a cross-sector partnership between young women of color, local government, community organizations and philanthropy, the Young Women’s Initiative.Read more
Join us for our 30th Anniversary Neighborhood Gathering in the Bronx!Read more
Join us for a discussion with Helen LaKelly Hunt, author of And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America’s First Feminists featuring Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, The New York Women’s FoundationRead more
A gathering of extraordinary women who support women and their families in New York City.
Malia will kick off a speaking program at 6:30 p.m. followed by remarks from The New York Women’s Foundation and a grantee partner speaker.
Take 10% off your purchase and Malia Mills will donate 10% to The Foundation.
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Join us at our annual Celebrating Women Breakfast where we’ll be honoring:
Ana Maria Archila
Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy
Co-Founder, Make the Road New York
Anne E. Delaney
Former Board Chair, The New York Women’s Foundation
Vivian Denise Nixon
Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York
Co-Chair of the 2017 Women’s March
And our Board Alumnae and Grantee Partners
In partnership with the NYU Women’s Leadership Forum, please join us for a panel discussion on Where Women Stand: The First 100 Days of the New Administration.Read more
Join us for a panel discussion on our new Voices from the Field: Blueprint for Investing in Girls Age 0-8 report. Our expert panel will discuss the work currently being done to support the well-being of girls, their mothers and other caregivers, across NYC, and what more is needed from philanthropy, community, and government.Read more
The New York Women’s Foundation and Latham & Watkins’ Women Enriching Business, invite you to a spirited conversation with leading journalists, Maria Hinojosa, Anchor and Executive Producer of NPR’s Latino USA and Founder, President & CEO, Futuro Media Group, Feminista Jones, Writer & Activist, and Jodi Kantor, Reporter, The New York Times, on the impact of our presidential election on women and families.Read more
You are cordially invited to join The New York Women’s Foundation as we honor Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder & Co-Director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Dina Habib Powell, Head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing Business and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and Laurie M. Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.Read more
The New York Women’s Foundation and Circle of Sisters for Social Change invite you to join us at our Neighborhood Dinner in Queens honoring community leaders.Read more
Join us on March 28 at New York Law School for Life After Life in Prison: A Conversation on Women’s Incarceration.Read more