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Radical generosity is powered by you. As a public community foundation, we raise every dollar we invest. Donors are critical partners in our philanthropic activism.

Make a Gift Now

Make a one-time gift or become a monthly sustainer. Our monthly sustainer program enables you to support New York City’s women leaders to solve problems in their communities at a monthly level that makes sense for you.

Click here to make a gift now.

To donate by check, our mailing address is:

The New York Women’s Foundation
Attn: Development Office 
39 Broadway, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
Tax ID: 13-3457287

Donate by Wire Transfer

Contributing via wire transfer is a quick and convenient way to complete your donation.

Prior to authorizing a transfer, please contact Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Give from Your IRA

If you are 72 or older, you can maximize your impact by giving a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA without paying income tax on the distribution.

For more information, contact Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Make a Gift in Honor of Someone Special

Making a gift in honor or in memory of a special person in your life can be a meaningful way to pay tribute to a loved one and their legacy. The Foundation will send a special card to your honoree acknowledging your gift.

Make your gift online or you can send your gift, including the name and address of the person you’re honoring, to:

The New York Women’s Foundation
Attn: Development Office 
39 Broadway, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10006

For more information, contact Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a powerful way to double your impact. Ask your employer about matching gifts; many will make an additional donation to The Foundation when you do. If your company matches gifts, simply send your company’s form to us, and we will do the rest.

Send your form to:

The New York Women’s Foundation
Attn: Development Office 
39 Broadway, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10006

For more information and to email your form, contact Beth Allee at eallee@nywf.org.

Giving Through Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

A grant from your donor advised fund (DAF) can help sustain the movement for gender, racial, and economic justice for the long-term. You can recommend a grant from your DAF through your fund administrator, set up recurring grants from your DAF, or name The New York Women’s Foundation as the beneficiary of your DAF.

For more information, contact Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Donate Stock

There are many incentives and benefits to donating appreciated stock or mutual funds to maximize your philanthropic impact. To donate stock, email us at gifts@nywf.org and let us know how many shares of the stock that you will be donating. We do not always receive information about the donor, so it is important for you to let us know directly so we can appropriately credit and acknowledge your gift.

For more information, contact Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Make a Legacy Gift

A legacy gift is a lasting investment that can provide important benefits to you and The New York Women’s Foundation. Making a legacy commitment is a way to ensure the growth and stability of The Foundation long-term and is a wonderful tribute to how much our mission means to you. We recognize donors who choose to make this type of gift by inducting them into the Polly W. Guth Legacy Circle.

For more information, contact Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Corporate Support

Our work is supported by a number of corporations and institutions, and The New York Women’s Foundation also offers a variety of corporate sponsorships and packages.

Click here to view our current corporate & institutional supporters.

For more information, contact Beth Allee at eallee@nywf.org.


We’re in the fight for justice together. Join our mission to create an equitable and just future for women and families.

Emerging Leaders Network (ELN)

Educate, empower and inspire others to learn more about the challenges and philanthropic needs of women and families in New York City. The Emerging Leaders 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. 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, please email Kerry-Ann Henry at khenry@nywf.org.

Circle of Sisters

When you join the Circle of Sisters, you become part of a network that supports our bold investment in community solutions to:

  • Advance economic security and justice for women
  • End gender-based violence and promote the healing of survivors
  • Engage women in civic participation and leadership
  • Invest in girls, young women of color by promoting their leadership
  • Place families at the center of efforts to end mass incarceration

For more information on joining Circle of Sisters, contact Madeline Holder at mholder@nywf.org or Adriana Londono at alondono@nywf.org.

Grants Advisory Commitee (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.

To sign up to receive notice of the next GAC opportunity, please click here.

The Corporate Leadership Committee (CLC)

Leverage your networking skills to support The Foundation’s mission and improve the lives of women and girls in New York City. CLC members meet approximately once a month to create and implement fundraising strategies focused on corporate partnerships. It is an incredible leadership and networking that allows corporate women from diverse industries to participate in high-impact philanthropy.

For more information, please email Madeline Holder at mholder@nywf.org or Adriana Londono at alondono@nywf.org.


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