Women's Foundation of California

$27,646 Raised by 215 Donors

The founders of the Women's Foundation California believed that, as women, we have the right and the power to change the world through our philanthropy. Indeed, when an individual is philanthropic, they acquires not just influence, but agency and joyful purpose. As we approach our work through a critical and inclusive gender lens, we focus on the experiences, concerns, and leadership of cisgender and transgender people, non-binary and genderqueer people.


The Women's Foundation California is a statewide, publicly supported foundation dedicated to achieving racial, economic, and gender justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice.


Our programs encompass our invest, train, connect strategy. Your support allows us to continue endeavors like the Community Power Fund.

The funding strategy for the Community Power Fund is centered on building community power through multi-issue grantmaking. We invest in community-based organizations working to address the root causes of inequity and advancing solutions led by women and girls. We invest in community organizing, policy advocacy, civic participation, integrated voter engagement, and culture change in three core issue areas: economic security, health, and safety including organizations working to address pay equity, affordable childcare, workplace protections, access to education, gender-based violence, criminal justice reform, reproductive health and justice, and environmental health and justice.

Our programs encompass our invest, train, connect strategy. Your support allows us to continue endeavors like the Women's Policy Institute.

The Women's Policy Institute (WPI) is an experiential policy advocacy training program advancing racial, economic, and gender justice throughout the state of California. Over the course of a year-long fellowship, WPI delivers tools, builds networks, and develops leadership across a dynamic cohort of leaders who are ready to shape California's policies. This non-partisan program is run in two versions; WPI-State and WPI-Local.

To date, WPI has trained more than 500 advocates and organizers who have passed 43 new laws or local policies improving the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of their communities statewide. WPI Fellows build community power and shift the status quo.

Another way to support our feminist future and WFC is to join The Continuum -- our community of monthly donors who support our work together at Women's Foundation California and invest in our collective strength. Whether you give $5 or $500, when you join the Continuum, you ensure organizations led by women, people of color, and gender non-conforming folks have the resources they need to realize lasting solutions across California. With a thriving financial foundation, we can make important strides towards racial, economic, and gender justice across the state over the long haul. We are ready to ignite the generosity of this dynamic and expansive community of feminists.

Organization Data


Organization name

Women's Foundation of California

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Mission Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Operating Budget

$5,000,0001-$10 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted


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Oakland, CA 94612



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