The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) joined 27 public U.S. women’s foundations, along with the Women’s Funding Network, in announcing Prosperity Together, a five-year, $100 million funding initiative to create opportunities and break down barriers to women’s economic security across the United States. This announcement, made at the White House’s Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color Summit highlighted the dire situations of low-income women across the country who face poor working conditions, insufficient wages, and lack of support for their overall wellbeing. Prosperity Together will build on the over 30 years of expertise and leadership of U.S. women’s foundations to fund programs that have proven effective nationwide including job training, child care, and research. Click here to read the full press release.
You can watch the entire White House Summit for Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color below. The Prosperity Together announcement begins at 55:25.