The Justice Initiative and Collaborative Fund, a first-of-its-kind grantmaking and philanthropic mobilization effort to invest in community-based and cross-sector solutions that significantly decrease the involvement of women and families in all aspects of the justice system. Key among the priorities is closing Rikers Island and investing in alternatives that promote justice, safety and overall well-being for these communities.
The NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color is a collaboration of a diverse and growing group of funders coming together to expand philanthropic investment for girls and young women of color in NYC. The first of its kind in the United States, The Fund envisions a city that offers an opportunity for all girls and young women of color, inclusive of two-spirited, transgender and gender non-binary youth, to succeed economically and socially.
The first collaborative of its kind, the National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives works to address the core, structural issues that have kept too many of our nation’s low-income young women—particularly young women of color— from reaching their full potential. Through this national initiative, we highlight issues of disparity, inspire action, ignite change, and engage cross-sector partners, both locally and nationally, in this critical work to ensure equity in outcomes for all young women across our country.
As one of the top ten funders of U.S. trans communities and an inaugural Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Pledge signatory, The New York Women’s Foundation pledged to participate in trainings and professional development opportunities focused on supporting trans communities; improve our recruitment and retention of trans and gender non-conforming staff and board members; increase our grantmaking for trans communities, with a commitment to trans-led organizations; and publicly expressed our support for and solidarity with trans communities.
The Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy consists of 16 foundations who have committed to work together to advance disability inclusion and justice in philanthropy. The New York Women’s Foundation’s President and CEO joins with other foundation executives to champion inclusion of people with disabilities in their own institutions and within all of philanthropy. Council members are committed to working collectively to move our sector to a disability-inclusive future.