In our 25th year, The New York Women’s Foundation is proud to announce that with your support, we are awarding an unprecedented $5 million dollars in funding to support women-led, community-based solutions. This enables The Foundation to deepen our commitment, continue our strategic approach of investing in women to lift families and communities, and work towards long-lasting, broad-based change for 1.1 million women and children living in poverty in New York City.
The New York Women’s Foundation partners with New York City based nonprofits to advance economic security and justice, eliminate gender-based violence, and secure sexual rights and reproductive justice for women and families.
We invest in organizations that use a gender lens in their work to address the root causes of poverty, at the individual, community and systemic levels of transformation. Our capacity building grants further strengthen organizations and build women's and girls' leadership.
This month we are expanding our funding impact in two ways. Building on our experience of effectively supporting community organizing and broad-based solutions, The Foundation is increasing its investment in Systemic Impact funding. These multi-year grants will expand our support of policy initiatives and scale-up innovative models that eliminate barriers and/or create opportunities for sustainable economic security for women, girls and gender non-conforming individuals in New York City.
Our Initiative Against Sex Trafficking of Minors, a five year $5 million dollar effort, focused on the prevention and zero-tolerance of the sexual exploitation of minors, reflecting our continued commitment to anti-violence and safety-building work. The Initiative begins with the launch of our report Sex Trafficking of Minors in New York: Increasing Prevention and Collective Action, and our additional funding to increase education, services, community engagement and mobilization.
Lastly, to ensure that The New York Women’s Foundation continues to expand its reach and accessibility, we are delighted to share our new website. Our new site allows us to broaden our influence, better disseminate the impact of our work and to share and feature the vital work of our grantee partners.
As we look into our 25th Anniversary year, we want to invite you to join us as we continue to transform the lives and communities of New York City women and families. Please check our website for further information on our upcoming Neighborhood Dinner in Brooklyn and our 25th Anniversary Celebration.
We look forward to seeing you at our events and making a difference together!
With appreciation for your support and partnership,
Ana L. Oliveira
President and CEO