Safety & Healing Justice

Supporting survivor-led strategies for safety and healing.

 The New York Women’s Foundation invests in approaches that center survivors, especially historically overlooked survivors, to end all forms of gender-based violence and expand economic, healing, and transformative resources.

The power of early intervention

Early intervention in the cycle of abuse is critical to moving beyond relying solely on crisis responses. We invest in organizations that support survivors of gender-based violence with the tools they need to feel empowered to create new circumstances for themselves.

Safety, healing, and power

Our grantee partners advance transformative and structural changes to ensure that all women, non-binary, and gender-expansive people are safe. The Foundation also invests in survivor healing to address the consequences of violence and oppression on bodies, hearts, and minds.

Survivors Justice Project

With a starter grant from The New York Women’s Foundation, Survivors Justice Project first gathered on March 9, 2020. Survivors Justice Project works to decarcerate survivors of abuse and lead efforts to change the conversation around domestic violence, trauma, harm, healing, and extreme sentencing.


Malikah is a global grassroots movement, a network of active and engaged women leaders who support each other and remake their communities to be inclusive, safe and just. They train women in self-defense, healing justice, organizing, and financial literacy.

New York City Anti-Violence Project

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides free, confidential counseling to LGBTQ+ survivors of all forms of violence including hate violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, police violence and HIV-related violence. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence.

Join us at the Celebrating Women® Breakfast on Thursday, May 4!