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  • Tune in! We’re on NBC’s Give first-ever women’s episode!

    Tune in! We’re on NBC’s Give first-ever women’s episode!

    October 27, 2017

    We have exciting news to share! The New York Women’s Foundation will be on NBC’s show, “Give on Saturday, October 28th at noon. NBC’s Give provides an inside look at the world of philanthropy and highlights the work of small charities that are making a big impact. In this Saturday’s episode, celebrity ambassador and Food Network personality Sunny Anderson visits two of The Foundation’s grantee partners: The Brotherhood/SisterSol in Harlem and the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park.

     

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  • The Foundation mourns the loss of Rita Henley Jensen

    The Foundation mourns the loss of Rita Henley Jensen

    October 19, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation mourns the loss of Rita Henley Jensen, Founder of Women’s eNews and celebrates her powerful legacy.  Nearly two decades ago, Rita launched Women’s eNews, the only independent daily news service covering women’s issues. She was an innovator, an award-winning journalist, a thought leader and a role model. We are grateful for her brilliant vision and her invaluable contributions to the lives of women.

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  • Holly Block, Director of the Bronx Museum, dies at 58

    Holly Block, Director of the Bronx Museum, dies at 58

    October 11, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation mourns the passing of Holly Block. Holly was a tremendous advocate for the arts in New York and around the world. We were proud to acknowledge her leadership at our Neighborhood Dinner in the Bronx in 2013.  Our city is a better place thanks to Holly’s vision and commitment.

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  • Honorary Chair Abby Disney wins News and Documentary Emmy for Armor of Light

    Honorary Chair Abby Disney wins News and Documentary Emmy for Armor of Light

    October 5, 2017

    We congratulate our Honorary Board Chair, Abby Disney for winning an Emmy in Outstanding Social Issue Documentary for Armor of Light.

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  • The Foundation mourns the passing of Martha Baker

    The Foundation mourns the passing of Martha Baker

    September 27, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation mourns the passing of Martha Baker. Martha was a key leader in the women’s rights movement, and worked tirelessly as a political activist, NY Paid Leave Campaign leader, and founder of former NYWF grantee partner Nontraditional Employment for Women. We were proud to acknowledge her significant efforts with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for her lifelong advocacy for the advancement of women at the local and national level.  We express deep gratitude for her unwavering commitment to economic security for women and families.

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  • Gay rights advocate, Edith Windsor was a groundbreaking woman

    Gay rights advocate, Edith Windsor was a groundbreaking woman

    September 13, 2017

    Gay rights advocate, Edith Windsor was a groundbreaking woman.  When her landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, she moved us forward as a nation. We mourn her passing, along with the many people who knew and loved her, who looked up to her, and whose lives were changed by her pioneering civil rights work. Her memory will serve as a reminder to stand up, speak up, and fight for justice.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Receives 2017 Leadership in Equity and Diversity Award from The Women’s Funding Network

    The New York Women’s Foundation Receives 2017 Leadership in Equity and Diversity Award from The Women’s Funding Network

    September 6, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation is a 2017 recipient of The Women’s Funding Network’s Leadership and Diversity (LEAD) Award, for launching the first Young Women’s Initiative in partnership with the New York City Council and inspiring similar efforts by women’s foundations across the country.

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  • A Labor Day Story: Can Worker Cooperatives Lift Women Out of Poverty?

    A Labor Day Story: Can Worker Cooperatives Lift Women Out of Poverty?

    August 31, 2017

    Life took a better turn for Tere, a mother of two and a Mexican immigrant, when she became a worker-owner of the ecofriendly housecleaning service Si Se Puede!. As a partner in this Brooklyn cooperative, where the business is owned and controlled by the workers, she found stable work and had better wages than at any of her previous jobs. She could manage her own schedule, which meant more time for her children and less strain on her marriage.

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  • Testimony to the New York State Department of Labor Gender Wage Gap Hearing

    Testimony to the New York State Department of Labor Gender Wage Gap Hearing

    June 26, 2017

    On Monday, June 26 The New York Women’s Foundation’s Director of Programs, Camille Emeagwali gave testimony to the New York State Department of Labor on the issue of the gender wage gap in New York and recommended solutions based on our 30 years of working with community-based organizations across New York City working to achieve economic justice for women and families.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation mourns the passing of Virginia Ryan Joffe

    The New York Women’s Foundation mourns the passing of Virginia Ryan Joffe

    April 25, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation community mourns the passing of former Board President Virginia Ryan Joffe, known to us as Dinny.

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  • Closing New York’s Gender and Racial Wage Gap

    Closing New York’s Gender and Racial Wage Gap

    February 16, 2017

    Check out our latest Huff Po blog post written by Ana Oliveira.

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  • From the Grassroots Up: Leadership Lessons From Women Community Leaders

    From the Grassroots Up: Leadership Lessons From Women Community Leaders

    January 11, 2017

    Catch up on Ana Oliveira’s Huffington Post blog with her article From the Grassroots Up: Leadership Lessons from Women Community Leaders.

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  • Girls IGNITE! Grantmaking

    Girls IGNITE! Grantmaking

    January 11, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation and the YWCA of the City of New York have launched Girls IGNITE! Grantmaking, a unique fellowship designed to empower the next generation through philanthropic education and giving.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2,120,000 in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City

    The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2,120,000 in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City

    December 23, 2016

    The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) announced a total of $2,120,000 in grants awarded to 35 organizations working to promote economic security for women and families across New York City. This latest cycle of funding rounds out NYWF’s 2015 grantmaking year, which totaled $6,000,000.

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  • A Message from Ana Oliveira: What The New York Women’s Foundation is Doing to Fight for Women’s Rights and Protections

    A Message from Ana Oliveira: What The New York Women’s Foundation is Doing to Fight for Women’s Rights and Protections

    November 16, 2016

    So many of us have been asking ourselves: What now for women, for immigrants, for communities of color, for LGBTQ people? Today’s media foreshadowing the first 100 days of a Trump presidency is frightening for so many of us.

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  • What we’re doing to fight for all women’s rights and protections.

    What we’re doing to fight for all women’s rights and protections.

    November 16, 2016

    So many of us have been asking ourselves: What now for women, for immigrants, for communities of color, for LGBTQ people? Today’s media foreshadowing the first 100 days of a Trump presidency is frightening for so many of us.

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  • Prosperity Together

    Prosperity Together

    November 12, 2016

    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.

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  • NYWF at The White House’s United State of Women Summit

    NYWF at The White House’s United State of Women Summit

    June 17, 2016

    This week, our President and CEO, Ana Oliveira, was joined by leading women’s foundations at The White House’s United State of Women Summit (USOW) to announce the launch of seven new Young Women’s Initiatives (YWI) nationwide.

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  • The Young Women’s Initiative’s Report and Recommendations

    The Young Women’s Initiative’s Report and Recommendations

    May 20, 2016

    We are excited to share with you the Young Women’s Initiative’s new report and recommendations that were released this morning at City Hall.

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  • Advancing Pay Equity in New York City

    Advancing Pay Equity in New York City

    April 15, 2016

    This week, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James released a policy report, Advancing Pay Equity in New York City—An analysis of the gender wage gap in New York City’s workforce. This report, coinciding with Equal Pay Day on April 12, highlighted the disparities in earnings that women face compared to their male counterparts. Women of color are disproportionately impacted by the gender wage gap, and this racial disparity is great in NYC than the national average.

     

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  • Above and Beyond 2016

    Above and Beyond 2016

    April 8, 2016

    Last week, Ana Oliveira, our President & CEO, was recognized by City & State with an Above & Beyond Award for her commitment to advancing economic justice for women and families and building a New York City that works for all.

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  • Today is a historic day for New York City.

    Today is a historic day for New York City.

    February 11, 2016

    Today is a historic day for New York City, the New York Women’s Foundation, and most importantly for girls, young women and trans youth of color in New York City. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito just announced that the City Council will invest $10 million in the Young Women’s Initiative and that the philanthropic community–a group of foundations led by The New York Women’s Foundation and NoVo Foundation–will match it making for an unprecedented investment of $20 million in girls and young women in New York City.

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  • Statement issued by Prosperity Together on President Obama’s 2017 budget

    Statement issued by Prosperity Together on President Obama’s 2017 budget

    February 11, 2016

    Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan coalition of public women’s foundations from across the country announced today its support of the investments outlined in President Obama’s Budget to expand opportunity, promote equality and build economic stability for women and working families in America.

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  • Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City

    Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City

    December 13, 2015

    Entrepreneurship provides a strong path for women when it comes to achieving economic security for themselves and their families. New York City has been a key leader in creating entrepreneurship opportunities for women including allocating funds towards worker cooperative business development, establishing accountability measures for contracting with minority and women-owned businesses (M/BWEs), and launching the Women Entrepreneurs NYC initiative (WE NYC).

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  • NYWF in the Know – August, 30 2015

    NYWF in the Know – August, 30 2015

    August 30, 2015

    One of the broader strategies towards increasing the economic security of women and families is improving the wages and quality of working conditions in jobs where women are highly concentrated, including jobs in the fast food industry and domestic work. These efforts include increasing the minimum wage, increasing protections and resources regarding wage theft and overtime pay, and expanding paid sick and family leave.

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  • NYWF In the Know – August 23, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – August 23, 2015

    August 24, 2015

    Immigrants are the backbone of many New York City neighborhoods. For centuries, immigrants have brought with them new ideas, culture, and entrepreneurial energy. Between 1990 and 2000, foreign-born workers accounted for nearly all of the growth among self-employed New Yorkers, which has had a tremendous impact on the local economy. As new immigrant populations arrive in NYC, adjustments need to be made across the public sector to meet their changing needs.

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  • NYWF In the Know – August 16, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – August 16, 2015

    August 16, 2015

    Women’s economic security is more critical than ever, as they are the sole or primary earner for 40% of American households with children under the age of 18[1]. A challenge that women face in attaining economic security is the gender wage gap. The gender wage gap highlights earning disparities between women and their white, male professional counterparts. Across the United States, women make about 78 cents compared to their white, male counterparts.

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  • NYWF In the Know – August 9, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – August 9, 2015

    August 9, 2015

    Entrepreneurship is a path that can provide great economic potential for women, and it is also a critical point of growth for local economies, but it remains a privilege as there are still many barriers that hinder women’s abilities to successfully pursue this venture. Despite much growth, particularly for African American women business owners who have grown 322% since 1977, making them the fast growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., women remain only half as likely as men to start a business.

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  • NYWF In the Know – August 2, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – August 2, 2015

    August 2, 2015

    This week, the House of Representatives passed the Ruth Moore Act of 2015, which will ease the process of getting help from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).

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  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Ruth Moore Act of 2015

    U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Ruth Moore Act of 2015

    August 1, 2015

    This week, the House of Representatives passed the Ruth Moore Act of 2015, which will ease the process of getting help from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). A challenge that sexual assault survivors in the military have faced is the burden of proof for sexual assault, which often results in further barriers that prevent them from gaining access to resources and benefits.

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  • NYWF In the Know – July 26, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – July 26, 2015

    July 26, 2015

    This past Thursday, protestors hit the streets calling out for a living wage, construction of new homeless shelters, and space in affordable housing units for shelter residents. The protest was organized to publicize the fact that homelessness in the city has reached its highest point since the Great Depression, with 60,000 New Yorkers, 25,000 of them children, sleeping in homeless shelters every night.

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  • Sex and Labor Trafficking in New York City

    Sex and Labor Trafficking in New York City

    July 24, 2015

    On Thursday, the YWCA of Queens hosted a discussion on the issue of Sex and Labor Trafficking in New York City. The panel included Rita Abadi, Clinician and Operations Manager, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention; Mary Caparas, Project Free (Anti-Human Trafficking Project) Manager, New York Asian Women’s Center; and Jimmy Lee, the Executive Director at Restore NYC.

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  • NYWF In the Know – July 19, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – July 19, 2015

    July 19, 2015

    This past week, the White House held its Conference on Aging, which has been hosted each decade since the 1960s to discuss the most pressing issues facing older adults. This year, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, Medicare, and Medicaid, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the conference brought together older Americans, caregivers, advocates, community leaders and experts from across the country to discuss retirement security, healthy aging, long-term services and supports, and elder justice.

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  • NYWF In the Know – July 12, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – July 12, 2015

    July 12, 2015

    Strong policies that provide protections at home and in the workplace are critical to the economic security of women and families. These laws must be strictly enforced and effectively circulated in order to reach those who are most in need. Despite great progress for women, there is still much work that needs to be done as women and girls remain susceptible to unacceptable rates of gender discrimination and violence. 

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  • NYWF In the Know – June 28, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – June 28, 2015

    June 28, 2015

    The Nail Salon Worker’s Campaign addresses issues across a variety of areas including reproductive and environmental justice, and immigrant, labor, and women’s rights. Activists, including NYWF Grantee Partner Adhikaar, have been working to highlight and address the conditions faced by nail salon workers for almost a decade.

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  • NYWF In the Know – June 20, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – June 20, 2015

    June 20, 2015

    On Thursday, June 18, 2015 our Director of Strategic Learning, Erin McDonald, PhD testified at the Fast Food Wage Board hearing. As a philanthropic partner, we are committed to supporting policies that create more just working environments for low-income women. Previously, we have supported ROC New York in their work to improve wages for restaurant workers and A Better Balance in their successful efforts to pass paid sick leave legislation for for all workers in New York City.

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  • NYWF Testifies at Fast Food Wage Board Hearing

    NYWF Testifies at Fast Food Wage Board Hearing

    June 19, 2015

    One of the largest workforces in the United States is the fast food industry which employs 4 million people nationwide. There has been a growing activist movement around the wages received by these workers, as 52% of fast food workers receive some form of public assistance.

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  • NYWF In the Know – June 13, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – June 13, 2015

    June 13, 2015

    This week, there have been many public discussions around diversity in leadership including NiemanReports’ Race and Reporting: The case for more inclusive newsroomsHarvard Business Review’s Qualified Black Women Are Being Held Back from Management,  Forbes’A New Take on Global Journalism, Led By Women, and the #BlackWomenAreLeaders hashtag on Twitter started by NYWF’s Celebrating Women Breakfast honoree, Patrisse Cullors. We are pleased to see these conversations happening and hope that people across all sectors are listening and reflecting on how they can further their commitment to creating more inclusive leadership. We know we are.

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  • Building Inclusive Leadership

    June 12, 2015

    This week, there have been many public discussions around diversity in leadership including NiemanReports’ Race and Reporting: The case for more inclusive newsroomsHarvard Business Review’s Qualified Black Women Are Being Held Back from Management,  Forbes’ A New Take on Global Journalism, Led By Women, and the #BlackWomenAreLeaders hashtag on Twitter started by NYWF’s Celebrating Women Breakfast honoree, Patrisse Cullors.

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  • NYWF In the Know – June 5, 2015

    NYWF In the Know – June 5, 2015

    June 5, 2015

    As we as a nation make strides in our understanding of the challenges facing transgender people, it is important to highlight the policy successes and community work being done to support this population. The New York Women’s Foundation proudly supports community-based organizations working to meet the health, safety, and economic needs of transgender individuals across New York City.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $3.25 Million in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City

    The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $3.25 Million in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City

    June 1, 2015

    The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) announced a total of $3,250,000 in grants awarded to 57 organizations across New York City as a part of The Foundation’s Spring 2015 grant cycle.

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  • NYWF’s 2015 Celebrating Women Breakfast Event Recap

    NYWF’s 2015 Celebrating Women Breakfast Event Recap

    May 15, 2015

    We hosted our 28th annual Celebrating Women Breakfast on Thursday, May 14th. Our annual breakfast is New York City’s premiere women’s empowerment event, bringing together over 2,100 women acting as change agents in their communities, and supporters who help to ensure that over $6 million in grants can be provided to the 80 community-based, women-led, non-profit organizations throughout New York City in 2015.

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  • Planting Seeds: A Neighborhood Blooms

    Planting Seeds: A Neighborhood Blooms

    December 14, 2014

    On a sunny Saturday morning in July, the East New York Farmers’ Market bustled with activity.  Vibrant music filled the block between New Lots Avenue and Schenck Avenue as community residents participated in a zumba class.  Others thronged the food stalls run by neighbors, choosing from a wide selection of locally grown produce.

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  • Week of August 18th

    Week of August 18th

    August 22, 2014

    Robert Corder of Boom!Health NYC and Eileen Newman of Center for Bronx Nonprofits at Hostos tells Bronx Net more about Boom!Health’s rebranding and how it is helping the Bronx Community.

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  • Spring 2014 Grants Announcement

    Spring 2014 Grants Announcement

    August 18, 2014

    New York, NY – The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) today announced a total of $2,515,000 in grants awarded to 40 organizations across New York City as a part of The Foundation’s 2014 Spring funding.

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  • Week of July 21st

    Week of July 21st

    July 25, 2014

    The Boogie Down Booth, which opened on Wednesday is the second installation of an initiative called Under the Elevated, which seeks to reclaim some of the space underneath New York City’s nearly 700 miles of elevated track. NYWF grantee partner, WHEDCo, helped to open the Boogie Down Booth as part of a larger revitalization of the South Bronx.

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  • NYWF Alumnae, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis as Commissioner of  the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

    NYWF Alumnae, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

    January 22, 2014

    We are ever so proud to announce the appointment of our own NYWF Alumnae, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. Mayor de Blasio could not have chosen a stronger leader to take that role!

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  • Advancing Economic Justice for Women and Families in New York City

    Advancing Economic Justice for Women and Families in New York City

    January 15, 2014

    This past November, we invited 10 of our grantee partners to partake in a policy discussion on Advancing Economic Justice for Women and Families in New York City at the Talking Transition tent

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  • Fall 2013 Grants Announcement

    Fall 2013 Grants Announcement

    December 9, 2013

    New York, NY – The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) today announced a total of $2,305,000 in grants awarded to 32 organizations across New York City as a part of The Foundation’s Fall 2013 grant cycle. This latest cycle of funding rounds out a record grant making year for the Foundation, having awarded a total of $5,250,000 in 2013 – the most amount of grants awarded since NYWF was founded over 26 years ago.

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  • Talking Transition | Advancing Economic Justice for Women and Families in New York City

    Talking Transition | Advancing Economic Justice for Women and Families in New York City

    November 7, 2013

    11.7.13 – New Yorkers now have a new mayor, so we are all coming to the table, engaging our communities and Talking Transition. Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City. The conversation will spread across the city – from an open tent filled with events on Canal Street opening this Saturday, to mobile “tents” that will be setup in public spaces throughout the boroughs, to online forums on talkingtransitionnyc.com.

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  • AARP New York & NYWF Release Analysis Report of NYC Women Voters 50+

    AARP New York & NYWF Release Analysis Report of NYC Women Voters 50+

    October 25, 2013

    The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) and AARP New York released an analysis report on the issues concerning New York City’s women voters 50+, and hosted a panel discussion with five of New York City’s leading aging experts and advocates to talk about the issues important to women voters.

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  • Spring 2013 Grants Announcement

    Spring 2013 Grants Announcement

    May 30, 2013

    The New York Women’s Foundation announces $2,470,000 in grant awards to support 43 women-led, community-based organizations, reflecting our commitment to strategically invest in solutions that promote economic justice for women and families in New York City.

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  • Economic Security and Well-being Index for Women in New York City

    Economic Security and Well-being Index for Women in New York City

    April 8, 2013

    (NEW YORK, NY.)  In an unprecedented look at the economic, health and well-being of New York City’s four million women and girls, The New York Women’s Foundation today released a report revealing that many women of means live side by side with women who struggle to provide for themselves and more often in trying to support their families.

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  • Closing the Window of Opportunity: The Impact of the Governor’s Proposed 2013-14 New York State Budget on New York City’s Women, Youth and Families

    Closing the Window of Opportunity: The Impact of the Governor’s Proposed 2013-14 New York State Budget on New York City’s Women, Youth and Families

    February 15, 2013

    We are pleased to present The New York Women’s Foundation’s gender budget analysis “Closing the Window of Opportunity: The Impact of the Governor’s Proposed 2013-14 New York State Budget on New York City’s Women, Youth and Families. ”

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  • 2012 Grants Announcement

    2012 Grants Announcement

    January 31, 2013

    The New York Women’s Foundation is proud to announce an unprecedented $5,250,000 in funding to support 96 women-led, community-based organizations, reflecting our commitment to strategically invest in solutions that promote economic security and justice for women and families in New York City.

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  • THE IMPERATIVE TO ACT IS NOW!

    THE IMPERATIVE TO ACT IS NOW!

    December 21, 2012

    For 25 years, The New York Women’s Foundation has stood for the safety of women and families. We have funded  community based nonprofits that work to eliminate violence, help rebuild families torn apart by violence, and advocate for laws that prevent, protect, and punish the perpetrators of violent acts.  We have grown to understand the complex issues and challenges of poverty and violence that women and families have had to overcome.

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  • Hurricane Sandy Response & Recovery RFP

    Hurricane Sandy Response & Recovery RFP

    November 12, 2012

    THE HURRICANE SANDY RESPONSE & RECOVERY GRANTMAKING CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED.

     

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  • THE SPRING 2013 GRANTMAKING CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!

    THE SPRING 2013 GRANTMAKING CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!

    October 25, 2012

    THE SPRING 2013 GRANTMAKING CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!

    Application deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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  • More Solutions for Women and Families from the Ground-up:

    More Solutions for Women and Families from the Ground-up:

    May 16, 2012

    The New York Times article “Staying with Children and Out of Prison” reports on how our grantee partner, Housing + Solutions, helped launch a pilot program created by the office of the Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes. Drew House is a residential alternative to incarceration, where mothers facing incarceration can live with their school’age children in a non–secured facility. The program is the first of its kind in New York City and the nation. Read more

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  • NYWF Mourns Alice Cardona’s Passing and Celebrates Her Life

    NYWF Mourns Alice Cardona’s Passing and Celebrates Her Life

    April 15, 2012

    One of the founders of the New York Women’s Foundation, Alice Cardona, was a formidable woman. One of the most important activists of the Puerto Rican community, she dedicated her life to the service of others. For more than a decade, she was the Deputy Director of the Women’s Division of New York and a fierce campaigner against domestic violence and the impact of Aids in the Hispanic community.

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  • NYWF’s President and CEO Ana Oliveira played leading role in creating “The Young Men’s Initiative”

    NYWF’s President and CEO Ana Oliveira played leading role in creating “The Young Men’s Initiative”

    April 14, 2012

    In January 2010 the Mayor Bloomberg appointed two leading experts on youth and families, Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation and David Banks of the Eagle Academy Foundation to co–lead a steering committee to investigate the barriers that black and Latino young men encounter, and create a plan of action to meet the challenges.

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  • Justice for Women Veterans

    Justice for Women Veterans

    March 15, 2012

    Our grantee partner SWAN (Service Women’s Action Network) made news again. SWAN plays a critical role in getting fairer treatment for women veterans who have faced gender–based violence in the military. Read the New York Times editorial “Justice for Women Veterans” which wholeheartedly supports SWAN’s advocacy.

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  • SWAN has long advocated policy changes for women veterans who survive sexual assault

    SWAN has long advocated policy changes for women veterans who survive sexual assault

    March 8, 2012

    Congratulations to our grantee partner SWAN, whose tireless efforts on behalf of women veterans continue to yield big impacts. The Ms. Magazine blog reports that the Veterans Affairs Office “Decides To Trust Women about PTSD.” According to the agency it will ease its ‘standards of proof’ for sexual assault-related disabilities.

     

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  • New York Social Diary features NYWF Toast of Appreciation

    New York Social Diary features NYWF Toast of Appreciation

    September 11, 2011

    The New York Women’s Foundation held its annual toast to honor our outstanding supporters and partners for their extraordinary work and contributions to advancing the work of The Foundation. For 25 years NYWF has funded groups working to bring economic security to women and girls in communities from the Bronx to Brooklyn. With our community of dedicated supporters we will walk hand–in–hand to transform the lives of women and girls in New York City.

     

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  • Our grantee partner Turning Point responds to violence in their community

    Our grantee partner Turning Point responds to violence in their community

    August 23, 2011

    Following the tragic death of Nazish Noorani, Turning Point, an organization working directly with the New York Muslim community speaks to the critical importance of fighting intimate partner violence.

     

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  • NYWF Grantee partners collaborate on behalf of public housing residents

    NYWF Grantee partners collaborate on behalf of public housing residents

    July 16, 2011

    Three of our grantee partners, The Urban Justice CenterCommunity Voices Heard, and Good Old Lower East Side partnered with other community groups to conduct a major survey of public housing residents in 71 public housing developments across the city. The newly released report card shows that public housing in New York City is in crisis, failing to meet the needs of its residents

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  • Gender Budget Analysis Report and Call to Action

    Gender Budget Analysis Report and Call to Action

    March 20, 2011

    The New York Women’s Foundation, in partnership with the Fiscal Policy Institute, is proud to release a new gender budget analysis report“A Harder Struggle, Fewer Opportunities: The Impact of the Governor’s Proposed Budget on Women, Children and Families”. This report reveals the disproportionate burden placed on New York City’s women across racial lines in the executive state budget proposal and offers specific recommendations for alternatives.

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  • Faith, Feminism and Philanthropy; Exploring Women’s Leadership and Activism

    Faith, Feminism and Philanthropy; Exploring Women’s Leadership and Activism

    February 22, 2007

    This public education forum brought together philanthropists and activists to discuss the role of women as leaders in their communities.

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  • Reports from the Front: Young Women Responding to HIV/AIDS

    Reports from the Front: Young Women Responding to HIV/AIDS

    July 28, 2006

    On a Wednesday morning in November, Dr. Diaz, director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, addressed more than 100 health care providers, advocates, funders, and young people at a forum at Brooklyn Borough Hall confronting the alarming rise of HIV/AIDS among young women of color in New York City.

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  • 2003 Fourth Annual Public Forum

    2003 Fourth Annual Public Forum

    July 28, 2003

    A recent U.S. Conference of Mayors study shows that 57percent of homeless families identified domestic violence as primary cause of homelessness. This statistic, which links family violence to the enormous burdens accompanying homelessness, reveals why many battered women do not leave the batterer.On March 6th, The New York Women’s Foundation addressed this issue in its fourth annual Public Forum, “Unlocking the Door: Creative Solutions to Domestic Violence,” at the Center for New York City Affairs and the Nonprofit Management Program at the New School University’s Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy.

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  • 2002 Third Annual Public Education Forum

    2002 Third Annual Public Education Forum

    February 22, 2002

    On February 26, 2002 The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) held its third annual Public Forum, entitled “Women on Welfare: Where are They Going?” Representatives from NYWF grantees Urban Justice Center, Welfare Rights Initiative, and Make the Road by Walking appeared with Trudi Renwick, an economist with the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Dr. Frances Fox Piven, a nationally renowned social welfare policy scholar.

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  • Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company

    Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company

    The New York Times, November 22, 2017

    Two female-led investor groups are lining up to save the Weinstein Company, which has been straining to avoid bankruptcy since dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and rape were made against co-owner Harvey Weinstein.

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  • Meet the women bidding to take over The Weinstein Company

    Meet the women bidding to take over The Weinstein Company

    Telegraph UK, November 21, 2017

    A coalition of filmmakers, activists, philanthropists and investors is exploring the possibility of buying assets from the film company and directing the profits to groups that serve survivors of assault, harassment and discrimination.

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  • Female-Led Investor Groups Target Weinstein Co. Acquisition

    Female-Led Investor Groups Target Weinstein Co. Acquisition

    Variety, November 21, 2017

    If Killer is successful, the expectation is that Weinstein Co. would cease to exist as a company. Management of Weinstein Co.’s film development and library would be largely handled by Killer Films principals Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, both respected veterans of the indie film biz. The New York Women’s Foundation, a public foundation with more than 10,000 donors, including blue-chip corporate backers, would handle the distribution of profits from Weinstein Co. titles to various non-profit organizations.

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  • A Group Of Activists Want To Buy The Weinstein Company And Give Profits To Assault Victims

    A Group Of Activists Want To Buy The Weinstein Company And Give Profits To Assault Victims

    BuzzFeed News, November 20, 2017

    Under the draft plan, The New York Women’s Foundation would be tasked with holding and distributing proceeds to other organizations. “The idea that we could transform these assets into generating opportunities for safety, opportunities for solutions, is an extremely powerful idea,” said NYWF President Ana Oliveira. “We do have the means to translate this cultural uproar into sustainable change over time.”

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  • Neighborhood Gathering in Staten Island on NY1

    Neighborhood Gathering in Staten Island on NY1

    NY1, November 14, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation’s marked their 30th anniversary with Neighborhood Gatherings in all 5 boroughs. Our Gathering in Staten Island was featured in NY1.

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  • Islanders come together to address needs of neighbors: Addiction, immigration, tolerance

    Islanders come together to address needs of neighbors: Addiction, immigration, tolerance

    Staten Island Advance, November 10, 2017

    Staten Islanders care about their community, especially when it comes to issues facing women and families. That message was heard loud and clear Wednesday night during a neighborhood conversation sponsored by The New York Women’s Foundation.

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  • PODCAST: THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION PUTS PARTICIPATORY GRANT-MAKING INTO THE HANDS OF TEENAGERS

    PODCAST: THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION PUTS PARTICIPATORY GRANT-MAKING INTO THE HANDS OF TEENAGERS

    New York Nonprofit Media, October 12, 2017

    In 2016, The New York Women’s Foundation and the YWCA of the City of New York partnered to create the Girls IGNITE Grantmaking Fellowship and put the power of participatory grant-making into the hands of those who would be most directly affected – namely, in this instance, culturally diverse girls and gender-fluid youth.

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  • A Latent Force: Inside the Collaborative Organizing Wealthy Donors of Color

    A Latent Force: Inside the Collaborative Organizing Wealthy Donors of Color

    Inside Philanthropy, October 12, 2017

    There are about 1.3 million people of color with fortunes of at least $1 million in the U.S., but little is being done to engage them in philanthropy, according to a report compiled by a group calling itself the People of Color Donor Collaborative which includes Board alumnae, Hali Lee and Tuhina De O’Connor.

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  • Ballet, Children and Film

    Ballet, Children and Film

    The New York Times, October 5, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation’s Generosity Awards Gala at The Plaza honoring Emmett Carson, Dr. Angela Diaz, Verna Eggleston and Hon. Jonathan Lippman received coverage in The New York Times Style Section.

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  • NONPROFITS HELP SHIFT MAYOR DE BLASIO’S OPINION ON CLOSING RIKERS, COMMISSION LEADERS SAY

    NONPROFITS HELP SHIFT MAYOR DE BLASIO’S OPINION ON CLOSING RIKERS, COMMISSION LEADERS SAY

    New York Nonprofit Media, October 4, 2017

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s opinion about whether to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex has shifted significantly in less than a year – thanks in part to the efforts of nonprofits serving on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, and the persistence of its chairman, former state Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

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  • Governor Cuomo Launches First-Ever New York State Council on Women and Girls

    Governor Cuomo Launches First-Ever New York State Council on Women and Girls

    NYC Gov, August 3, 2017

    The New York Women’s Foundation’s President and CEO, Ana L. Oliveira has been named a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s newly launched New York State Council on Women and Girls, whose mission it is to ensure that the rights and needs of women and girls are taken into consideration in policies and programs across New York State agencies, initiatives, and other efforts.

     

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  • New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2.4 Million in Grants

    New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2.4 Million in Grants

    Philanthropy News Digest, July 20, 2017

    Grants were awarded to thirty-seven nonprofits working in the foundation’s core areas of economic security, anti-violence and safety, health, sexual rights, and reproductive justice, and most encompass key change strategies, including individual transformation, community engagement, and grassroots mobilization.

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  • Women Behind Bars

    Women Behind Bars

    Metro Focus, April 12, 2017

    New York State may be raising the age of criminal responsibility, but women inmates of all ages are in need of help and reform now.  An inside and intimate look at their life behind bars.

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  • A Blueprint for Investing in Vulnerable Young Girls

    A Blueprint for Investing in Vulnerable Young Girls

    Gotham Gazette, February 28, 2017

    A study released last month in the journal Science found that by age six, girls are already less likely to see themselves and other girls and women to be as brilliant and capable as boys. While this applied to girls regardless of race and income, a report released by The New York Women’s Foundation highlights the particular challenges faced by low-income girls, particularly immigrant girls and girls of color, and the critical need to support their mothers and caretakers in order to promote their progress.

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  • 7 Essential Ways You Can Help Women Now

    7 Essential Ways You Can Help Women Now

    Good, February 16, 2017

    Saturday morning, anti-abortion protests were held in multiple cities across the United States to urge President Trump to follow through on his promises to defund Planned Parenthood. It’s been nearly a month since the rallying cry that was the Women’s March—originally organized in direct response to the new administration’s attacks on reproductive rights and general disregard for the sovereignty of women’s bodies. As long-time activists know, taking to the streets, while effective, is just a jumping off point for both small and large actions that need to be taken every day to ensure that human rights are respected here and abroad.

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  • Closing New York’s Gender And Racial Wage Gap

    Closing New York’s Gender And Racial Wage Gap

    Huffington Post, January 24, 2017

    According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, more than half of men in the United States think sexism is over, while nearly two-thirds of women say obstacles continue to make it harder for women than men today.

    Consider this glaring example. Despite women outnumbering men at the college and graduate levels, and presumably moving into the types of higher paying jobs that higher education leads to, in the workplace the gender and racial pay gap stubbornly persists.

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  • Bon Iver teams up with The New York Women’s Foundation to create the 2 A Billion Campaign

    Bon Iver teams up with The New York Women’s Foundation to create the 2 A Billion Campaign

    AXS, December 9, 2016

    Here’s a statistic you might not know but will find appalling: One in every three women experience abuse in her lifetime. That comes out to more than a billion women globally. With the election spotlighting—for better or worse—gender inequality and sexual assault, organizations helping women are seeing an enormous influx of requests for services and support. Now, Bon Iver has teamed up with The New York Women’s Foundation…

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  • Discover how to fight for women’s rights in NYC

    Discover how to fight for women’s rights in NYC

    Time Out New York, December 6, 2016

    This week’s issue of Time Out New York is all about activism—you know, the ways in which New Yorkers can help speak up and fight for those who need it. Here are a few ways to do just that.

    Policy-wise, women in New York have it better than those in other places around the country (in terms of ease in obtaining birth control and abortion services), but…

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  • Study shows NYC girls from low-income backgrounds face early poor health outcomes

    Study shows NYC girls from low-income backgrounds face early poor health outcomes

    New York Daily News, November 28, 2016

    Low-income girls in New York City face a precarious future even before they hit their tweens, according to a report set to be released Tuesday.

    The study by the New York Women’s Foundation found that by age 8, a “solid segment” of black and Latina girls start to struggle with malnutrition, obesity or asthma.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation and the YWCA of the City of New York Partner for Girls IGNITE! Grantmaking Fellowship

    The New York Women’s Foundation and the YWCA of the City of New York Partner for Girls IGNITE! Grantmaking Fellowship

    Philanthropy New York, November 22, 2016

    This fall, 15 racially and culturally diverse teenage girls and gender-fluid youth became the first recipients of the Girls IGNITE Grantmaking Fellowship, a partnership between The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) and the YWCA of the City of New York (YW) to empower the next generation through philanthropic education and giving. The fellows are exploring social justice issues, leadership, advocacy, peer…

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  • CityViews: Trans Women Need Public Resources, Not Just Victim Remembrance

    CityViews: Trans Women Need Public Resources, Not Just Victim Remembrance

    City Limits, November 18, 2016

    Later this term, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of bathroom rights for transgender people. The heated national debate, ostensibly over restroom access, reflects the extreme prejudice and hostility that transgender people face every day in America. And now the 2016 presidential election has served to compound the anxiety of the LGBTQ community. Several LGBTQ suicide hotlines have reported…

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  • New York Women’s Foundation President Ana Oliveira Encourages Funders to Support Riskier Causes

    New York Women’s Foundation President Ana Oliveira Encourages Funders to Support Riskier Causes

    Philanthropy New York, November 3, 2016

    Since 2006, under Ana Oliveira’s leadership, the grant-making of what is billed as the largest women’s fund in the country increased from $1.7 million to $6 million to help women and girls in poverty across New York City.

    Oliveira talked about the foundation’s philosophy about philanthropy and how she encourages donors and foundations to support riskier…

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  • A Gala October: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

    A Gala October: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

    Huffington Post, October 27, 2016

    Its Gala Season in NYC…
    Important Charities and Not-for-Profits who serve the community in significant ways present sparkling Benefit Galas – vying for recognition and funds.

    Headlining the sold-out benefit for the Irish Arts Center at Cipriani 42nd Street, the “Spirit of Ireland”, was the beloved Irish-born musician Hozier (Andrew Hozier-Byrne), His sincere deep melodic sounds delighted the audience.

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  • Warm Nights of Fall

    Warm Nights of Fall

    The New York Times, October 21, 2016

    Despite summerlike temperatures, the fall social calendar was in full swing. The Frick Collection held its autumn dinner on Oct. 17 at its Upper East Side house. Keep a Child Alive, co-founded by Alicia Keys, hosted its annual ball on Oct. 19 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, raising $2 million for H.I.V. care in sub-Saharan Africa. The National Committee on American Foreign Policy held a dinner on Oct. 19 at the Metropolitan Club. And the New York Women’s Foundation, which bills itself as the nation’s largest women’s grant-making fund, presented its fall gala at the Plaza Hotel on Oct. 13.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Fall Gala 2016

    The New York Women’s Foundation Fall Gala 2016

    Modern Luxury, October 18, 2016

    On Thursday, October 13th, The New York Women’s Foundation hosted its 2016 Fall Gala, which honored three women who have dedicated their lives to empowering others. The honorees included, 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, the President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. With 300 guests in attendance, this celebration raised nearly $600,000 to support The Foundation’s mission to achieve sustained economic security and justice for New York City’s undeserved women and girls.

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  • New York Women’s Foundation Hosts Fall 2016 Gala

    New York Women’s Foundation Hosts Fall 2016 Gala

    Avenue, October 18, 2016

    On Thursday, October 13, the New York Women’s Foundation honored three of the City’s most socially conscious ladies at their 2016 fall gala held at The Plaza. The honorees included 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, the president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

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  • City Power Players Turn Out for The New York Women’s Foundation Fall gala

    City Power Players Turn Out for The New York Women’s Foundation Fall gala

    Haute Living, October 18, 2016

    The New York Women’s Foundation honored three of the city’s most socially conscious women at its 2016 Fall Gala last week: Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and 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, the President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

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  • NYN Media Insights podcast on building Support for New York City’s Women and Girls

    NYN Media Insights podcast on building Support for New York City’s Women and Girls

    New York Nonprofit Media, October 15, 2016

    Ana Oliveira is the President and CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation. Since 2006, under Ana Oliveira’s leadership, the grant-making of what is billed as the largest women’s fund in the country increased from $1.7 million to $6 million to help women and girls in poverty across New York City. Oliveira joined us to talk about the foundation’s philosophy about philanthropy and how she encourages donors and foundations to support riskier causes.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Honors Saru Jayaraman, Dina Habib Powell and Laurie M. Tisch

    The New York Women’s Foundation Honors Saru Jayaraman, Dina Habib Powell and Laurie M. Tisch

    Mogul Magazine, October 13, 2016

    The New York Women’s Foundation honored three of the city’s most socially conscious citizens at its 2016 Fall Gala at The Plaza. The honorees, 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, the President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, are extraordinary women who have dedicated their lives to empowering others.

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  • Recent Galas and Events

    Recent Galas and Events

    New York Nonprofit Media, September 28, 2016

    New York plays host to some of the most glamorous gala events where local philanthropists and nonprofit colleagues gather to learn about and support critical causes. We know your organizations put a lot of effort into producing these essential events so NYN Media is excited to highlight your successes…

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Celebrates Six Outstanding Women Leaders of Queens

    The New York Women’s Foundation Celebrates Six Outstanding Women Leaders of Queens

    Philanthropy New York, September 27, 2016

    New York – The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) honored six outstanding Queens women who lead at its September 22nd Neighborhood Dinner.  Martha Baker, Barbara Wynne, Katherine H. Kim, Patricia Simon, Nataly Rubio-Torio and Andrea Ormeño were recognized for their outstanding contributions to community and their work promoting social change.  More than 200 people attended the dinner held at LaGuardia Community College, which raised $200,000 for The Foundation.

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  • Queens Entrepreneurship Expert Wins Citywide Leadership Prize

    Queens Entrepreneurship Expert Wins Citywide Leadership Prize

    Media to Share, September 26, 2016

    The New York Women’s Foundation gave its annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award to Andrea Ormeño from the Queens Economic Development Corporation on Sept. 22. 2016.

    Ormeño, who is the Director of QEDC’s Women’s Business Center, was praised for her efforts to help female entrepreneurs launch and/or improve their businesses. The Queens College graduate is a leading expert on permits and licensing laws in New York State and teaches classes on start-up strategies and procedures. Plus, she leads QEDC’s Spanish-language efforts.

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  • Supporting the Justice Committee’s Work with Victims of Police Violence

    Supporting the Justice Committee’s Work with Victims of Police Violence

    New York Nonprofit Media, September 14, 2016

    Issues related to police violence and community-police relations have received national attention in recent years due to events in places like Staten Island, Cleveland and Ferguson, Missouri. However, nonprofit organizations like the Justice Committee (Comite de Justicia), which has been working since the 1980s to help support families affected by police brutality and racial violence, know the challenge of these issues has been with us for a long time.

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation Luncheon

    The New York Women’s Foundation Luncheon

    Modern Luxury, September 13, 2016

    On Thursday, September 8th, The New York Women’s Foundation held their annual luncheon hosted by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, moderated a panel discussion between prominent female philanthropists Laurie Tisch of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Anne Delaney, founder of the Starry Night Fund and the Lambent Foundation. New York’s notables from the worlds of business, nonprofits and philanthropy attended the invitation-only event, a prelude to the Foundation’s October gala.

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  • Social Justice, Women’s Philanthropy and Art Connect at the 2016 Le Cirque Luncheon Hosted by Jean Shafiroff for The New York Women’s Foundation

    Social Justice, Women’s Philanthropy and Art Connect at the 2016 Le Cirque Luncheon Hosted by Jean Shafiroff for The New York Women’s Foundation

    Mogul Magazine, September 9, 2016

    Women’s philanthropy and how it can further art as a means of social justice was the topic of conversation at The New York Women’s Foundation Luncheon hosted by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff at Le Cirque in New York City on September 8th.  Thelma Golden, mover and shaker of the art world and Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem moderated a panel discussion between prominent female philanthropists Laurie M. Tisch of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Anne E. Delaney, founder of the Starry Night Fund and the Lambent Foundation. The panelists were invited by Ms. Shafiroff to explore the ways that women, through philanthropy, can advance causes and affect change.

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  • Laurie Tisch speaking at a New York Women’s Foundation lunch at Le Cirque hosted by Jean Shafiroff

    Laurie Tisch speaking at a New York Women’s Foundation lunch at Le Cirque hosted by Jean Shafiroff

    New York Post, September 9, 2016

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  • The New York Women’s Foundation on CBS Radio

    The New York Women’s Foundation on CBS Radio

    This Week on FM Magazine, August 18, 2016

    Deb Gordon’s guest was Ana Oliveira President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, a women-led alliance dedicated to funding and fostering economic security and justice for underserved women and girls, including transgender women.

    Now in its 30th year, The Foundation has distributed over $50 million and impacted millions of women and girls in poverty across New York City, and Ms. Oliveira stressed the importance of investing in young women and girls of color.

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  • From the Grassroots Up: Leadership Lessons from Women Community Leaders

    From the Grassroots Up: Leadership Lessons from Women Community Leaders

    Huffington Post, July 13, 2016

    Women working in the nonprofit sector are not the first source that business people would look to for advice, but they should be.

    Community leaders, especially women, do some of the hardest work under the least forgiving circumstances. And they get results. At The New York Women’s Foundation, we know because we’ve been investing in women-led, community-based organizations for 29 years, seeking high returns on our investments.

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  • Obama Summit Delivers Good News on Gender, and Women’s Funds Step Up Again

    Obama Summit Delivers Good News on Gender, and Women’s Funds Step Up Again

    Inside Philanthropy, June 15, 2016

    Here’s some good news this week, in case you need a little cheering up: The Obama administration hosted the first-ever United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. With Michelle Obama and Oprah headlining the event, this convergence included many old and new fighters for gender equality including Darren Walker, Gloria Steinem, Matt McGorry and Amy Poehler.

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  • NY Women’s Foundation Announces Seven More Regional Young Women’s Initiatives

    NY Women’s Foundation Announces Seven More Regional Young Women’s Initiatives

    Philanthropy New York, June 15, 2016

    I am Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation. It is an honor to stand here today with my colleagues from women’s foundations around our country to share how we are creating solutions.

    Last November, we came together at the White House to announce Prosperity Together. Prosperity Together is a partnership of 27 women’s foundations who – together – committed $100 million dollars over 5 years to support economic well-being for all women and families in the United States.

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  • FACT SHEET: Government, Businesses and Organizations Announce $50 Million in Commitments to Support Women and Girls

    FACT SHEET: Government, Businesses and Organizations Announce $50 Million in Commitments to Support Women and Girls

    The White House, June 14, 2016

    Tomorrow, ahead of the first-ever United State of Women Summit, the Obama administration, private-sector companies, foundations and organizations are announcing $50 million in commitments, along with new policies, tools and partnerships that will continue to expand opportunity for women and girls.

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  • Support Women to Support Communities

    Support Women to Support Communities

    The New York Times’ Room for Debate, June 2, 2016

    An investment of $100 million has the potential to create many, diverse solutions to a social problem. But funding that goes toward one issue in particular — women’s economic security — has the power to multiply change.

    Women’s economic well-being is inextricably linked to their health (including their sexual and reproductive freedom), their participation in the work force, and their ability to raise and support families. There are intergenerational benefits to increasing women’s earnings and economic independence, including a decrease in maternal mortality and in cycles of violence. There is an important ripple effect in communities where women have access to the resources to lift themselves up.

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  • We Must Respond to Young Women of Color

    We Must Respond to Young Women of Color

    The Haitian Times, May 27, 2016

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