Every one of us has the ability to create positive change in the lives of the women and girls who need it most. When we work together, we achieve better results. Here are some ways you can support the work of The New York Women’s Foundation. If there are other ways you’d like to volunteer, please email


Events & Special Projects Volunteers

Each year the Foundation hosts several events including our signature Celebrating Women® Breakfast, Neighborhood Dinner and public education forums. These events and projects provide unique ways to contribute and be involved with the Foundation and our constituencies.

For more information, please email

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Grants Advisory Committee (GAC)

GAC provides volunteers with the opportunity to participate in The Foundation’s unique grantmaking process. Serving as The Foundation’s “eyes and ears,” GAC members work in teams supported by Foundation staff, to review proposals from application organizations, conduct site visits, and make recommendations for funding. This approach, unique to The Foundation, allows us to leverage the talents of local women in finding and supporting effective community-driven programs.

For more information about GAC, please click here.


Participatory Review Committee (PRC)

PRC is a leadership opportunity for young women of color who want to expand their understanding of philanthropy and participate in our Young Women’s Initiative grantmaking process. PRC members work in teams under the leadership of The Foundation’s staff to review funding proposals and conduct site visits to applicant organizations. At the end of their visits, they make funding recommendations to the members of The New York City Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color. This committee allows New York City to have a voice in what solutions might be most effective for girls and young women of color in the city. In order to serve on the PRC members must be able to commit a total of 35 hours on phone calls, meetings, and visiting applicant organizations throughout the five boroughs.

To learn more about PRC, please click here.


The Corporate Leadership Committee (CLC)

The CLC is comprised of mid to senior level corporate women from diverse industries who work to increase corporate partnerships and support of The Foundation.  CLC members meet approximately once a month to create and implement fundraising strategies. It is an incredible leadership and networking opportunity that allows corporate women to participate in high impact philanthropy and demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in New York City.

For more information, please email Alison Lazareck at


Emerging Leaders Network (ELN)

The Emerging Leader’s Network is a group of women early in their professional and philanthropic careers who commit their resources and enthusiasm to supporting The Foundation’s mission. The ELN aims to educate, empower, and inspire members by encouraging them to learn more about, and take a leadership role in addressing, the unique challenges and philanthropic needs of women and families in New York City.

Members fundraise to support The Foundation’s work, contribute skills and expertise to inspire their generation, and mobilize their networks to act.

For more information about ELN please email: Lindsay Jackson at


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