Feminist & Empowerment


A Room of Her Own Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization passionate towards helping women writers and artists go the full journey from inspiration, through creative production, and on to the marketplace. AROHO is dedicated to furthering the vision of Virginia Woolf and bridging the gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation by offering generous financial support to women of diverse artistic expression, written arts, and visual arts. They provide moral support and professional guidance to independent creative women who are committed to their art. AROHO



Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. With nearly 10,000 community members, the Alliance for Women in Media is proud to represent women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services. They seek to advance the influence and impact of women in all forms of media.  Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM  promotes the entry, development, and advancement of women in the media and allied fields. AWM


 ashaASHA for Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing community-based, culturally competent support to South Asian women living in abusive marriages and homes. One of the first South Asian domestic violence prevention organizations formed in the United States, ASHA has been serving the legal, financial, and emotional needs of South Asian women in the Washington, D.C. metro area for 20 years. Created to circumvent many of the language, cultural, and social barriers that can stop many from seeking help, ASHA has committed itself to preventing abuse victims from falling through the cracks within the domestic violence service system. ASHA


downloadThe Asia Foundation has been a leader in helping women to realize their potential for more than half a century. We believe that investing in women fundamentally strengthens families and societies. Our Women’s Empowerment Program develops women’s leadership, strengthens women’s organizations, increases women’s rights and ensures their personal security, and creates new political and economic opportunities for women across the Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation has decades of experience in designing and implementing innovative programs to improve women’s social, economic, and political opportunities and enhance women’s legal and human rights. The Asia Foundation


imagesBecky’s Fund is a nonprofit organization with a four-fold mission: fostering awareness, encouraging advocacy, promoting activism, and creating support. They Help people understand the elements of domestic violence through education, such as its prevalence, why battered victims cannot always leave easily, and what can be done to fight against domestic violence, encourage people to care about and help put an end to domestic violence, take an active role in helping battered victims find safety through counseling, education and legal representation, and provide support for victims of domestic violence. Becky’s fund



Codepink is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. Codepink is not exclusively women but they are particularly eager to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters, female workers, students, teachers, healers, artists, writers, singers, poets and all outraged woman rise up and oppose the global militarism.  CODEPINK


indexpage_eWNFLogoeWomenNetwork Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created soon after the start of eWomenNetwork, Inc. Through this non-profit organization, we are able to build upon the philosophy of our company “It takes teamwork to make the dream work” and extend its reach to those who need it most.  They seek to raise funds in support of health, safety and wellness initiatives that benefit women in all phases of their lives, provide financial and networking support to female students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated a commitment to success as a business or professional leader, and encourage an environment of caring, healing and growth for women and children by helping them to achieve their optimum potential in all spheres of their lives. eWomenNetwork Foundation



The Feminist Majority Foundation was created to develop bold, new strategies and programs to advance women’s equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society. All programs of the FMF endeavor to include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Along with reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology, the FMF’s programs have focused on the empowerment of women in law, business, medicine, academia, sports, and the Internet.  Feminist Majority Foundation


imgresGirl Rising Fund is a grassroots global action campaign for girl’s empowerment and education, powered by girls, women, and men who stand with quality across the globe. Girl Rising has partnered with other women empowerment organizations to drive donations, programs, policy work, and advocacy work that help girls stay in school. “Girl Rising,” a groundbreaking film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies.  Learn more about the fund and film at Girl Rising Fund.


gu_logoGirl Up s an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. We give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Girl Up envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Girl Up 


imgresThe International Alliance for Women is an organization dedicated to the economic empowerment and advancement of women all over the globe. Our commitment is to the “she-conomy” – uniting, supporting and promoting women and their chosen networks across six continents, which in turn supports and strengthens the global economic fabric. TIAW spans a multitude of countries on six continents and yields combined reach of more than 35,000 women. They work with women entrepreneurs, professionals, educators and public servants from the leading women’s organizations worldwide and leverage their reach and resources to create a global community of economically empowered women. TIAW


imagesInternational Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. The IWD site is a global hub for sharing International Women’s Day information, events, news and resources. It was founded in 2001 as a non-profit philanthropic venture dedicated to keeping International Women’s Day alive and growing. Since 2007, IWD has gained considerable momentum due to greater media attention, events, social networking and corporate support. IWD is now celebrated via wide scale activity in almost every country and many world leaders support the day with official statements. International Women’s Day


logo_0The Joyful Heart Foundation is an organization that envisions a community with no sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.  Its mission is to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.  They deliver their mission by integrating three difference areas: healing and wellness, education and awareness, and policy and advocacy. The Joyful Heart Foundation


logoThe Leeway Foundation supports women and trans artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through our grantmaking and other programs we promote artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice. The Leeway Foundation


imgres-1-150x150MomsRising takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families, by mobilizing massive grassroots actions to: Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our nation’s leaders, Amplify women’s voices and issues in the national dialogue and in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more), Accelerate grassroots  impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country, Hold corporations accountable for for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products. Moms Rising


imgres-2Mothers & More is a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, connecting mothers through a network of both virtual and local communities throughout the United States.  As a non-profit organization Mothers & More is dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy.  Mothers & More is committed to creating a place where mothers can feel like they are a part of a larger community of women who are experiencing the challenges that all mothers face.  Mothers & More promotes the value of all the work that mothers do. Mothers and More


1001923_517210215012581_1947783546_aMotherhood Initiative for Research & Community Involvement
 is the newly launched feminist scholarly and activist organization on mothering-motherhood, developed from the former Association for Research on Mothering at York University (1998-2010). The initiative houses the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (formerly The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering), Mother Outlaws, The International Mothers and Mothering Network (formerly IMN), Young Mothers and Empowerment Forum, The Motherhood Studies Forum and is partnered with Demeter Press. MIRCI


images-2The New York Women’s Foundation was founded in 1986, and is a non profit organization that works to improve the lives of women, girls, their families and communities in New York City.  The NYWF seeks to transform the conditions of poverty and provide for economic security, advocate for anti-violence and safety issues, as well as health, sexual rights and reproductive justice to help build a city where women, families, and communities thrive through shared power and sustained justice and security.  The NYWF is lead by a diverse team of committed staff and volunteers of different ages, ethnic origins, economic and social backgrounds providing a wealth of perspective and skills.  The NYWF is a voice for women and a force for change.  NYWF


downloadNational Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children, and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. NCJW is nothing less than the voice of, the place where women from across society come together to make the world at large and their communities, in particular, a better place. NCJW embraces all women who want to play a part at the local, national, and even global level. NCJW


imgres-2National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society. NOW


imgres-3-150x150National Organization for Women-NYC Chapter is proud to be the founding chapter of NOW. Since 1966 they have worked to advance the women and girls of New York City through public education, grassroots organizing, lobbying, action, and advocacy. Since our inception, NOW-NYC has worked to create a culture where America’s most valuable untapped resource- women- can succeed in all realms. NOW-NYC aims to end violence against women, advance women in the workplace, promote reproductive freedom, transform images of women in the media, and secure equality for LGBTQ people. NOW-NYC



downloadThe Nike Foundation leverages the power of insights, innovation and inspiration to stop the cycle of intergenerational poverty. As a company, Nike believes in the power of human potential. At the Nike Foundation, we invest exclusively in what we see as the greatest source of untapped human potential in the world today: adolescent girls.  They work to unleash the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and for the world. Nike Foundation


downloadThe Nobel Women’s Initiative was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire. The six women representing North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa decided to bring together their extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace with justice and equality. They believe Peace is the commitment to equality and justice; a democratic world free of physical, economic, cultural, political, religious, sexual and environmental violence and the constant threat of these forms of violence against women. Nobel Women’s Initiative 



One Billion Rising for Justice is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories politically, spiritually and artistically. ONE


logoPro Mujer is a leading women’s development, health and micro-finance nonprofit social enterprise providing women in Latin America with vital services that are typically out of reach but essential to breaking the cycle of poverty. They provides poor women in Latin America with the means to build livelihoods for themselves and futures for their families through microfinance, business training and health care support. They believe that given access to the right opportunities, women can become powerful agents of change. Pro Mujer


zzSay NO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women is a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls, contributing towards UN Secretary General’s system -wide campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Launched in November 2009 by UN Women, Say NO – UNiTE showcases advocacy efforts and engages people from all walks of life, online and on the ground.  They are an expanding global coalition of individuals, organizations, governments and the private sector to realize a vision that is ambitious, but must never be impossible – a future that is free from violence against women and girls. Say NO – UNiTE


TB_Foundation_Logo_Animated_3Tory Burch Foundation supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the U.S. through small business loans, mentoring programs and entrepreneurial education. TBF’s first partner Accion, a national nonprofit micro-lender, administers the Tory Burch Foundation Fund, providing loans ranging from $500 to $50,000. Accion offers both access to capital and financial education to low- and moderate-income individuals, primarily minorities and women. TBF established a mentorship program in 2010 to support women entrepreneurs. At mentoring events, TBF matches leading business experts from a range of industries with entrepreneurs in need of coaching or advice. These programs provide invaluable networking and peer collaboration opportunities as well. Tory Burch Foundation


logo_headerVital Voices is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. They are at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls, enable women to become change agents in their governments and advocates, and quip women with management, business development, marketing, and communications skills to expand their enterprises, help to provide for their families, and create jobs in their communities. Vital Voices


Womankind-logo-1Womankind Worldwide is an international women’s rights charity working to help women transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They partner with women’s rights organizations who are challenging discrimination and violence.  Womankind delivers the essential support, funding, expertise, contacts and publicity that these women’s organizations need to amplify their voice, increase their impact and bring about greater change. Last year they directly supported almost 141,000 women and improved the rights of over 6.5 million women and have operated in 15 countries. Womankind Worldwide


cropped-wp-web-banner-5b1WomenArts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization dedicated to helping women artists get the resources they need to do their creative work. Created in 1994, the organization has raised over $4 million and created a website that provides free networking, fundraising and advocacy services to over 500,000 visitors a year. They are a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists and believe in the power of women artists to create, connect, and change the world. WomenArts


images-1Women In Film’s purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries. WIF recognizes the importance of developing pathways and opportunities to encourage current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in all fields of the entertainment industry. WIF endorses the importance of community participation, volunteerism, and the value of the diverse workplace. They work to foster a creative and cultural bond among all working women, the academic community and corporations engaged in the entertainment or media business. WIF


logo-witefWomen in Technology Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 that empowers women and girls to change the world by providing scholarships and financial support to programs that foster interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related careers. They are committed to seeking out and supporting area school-sponsored, community and WIT programs that use education to create awareness and excitement for young women in the pursuit of careers in these critical disciplines. WIT


witw-logo (2) - CopyWomen in the World Foundation spotlights solutions and drive support for women of impact and nonprofit organizations around the world since 2011. Through their current partnership with Vital Voices organization, the Women in the World Foundation’s initiatives will be housed at Vital Voices and they will continue the mission of the Foundation by administering the Women of Impact Awards, connecting Vital Voices women leaders to college students through the Women in the World on Campus initiative, leveraging digital technology through a solutions database to provide information on projects that advance women and girls around the world, and establish women leaders and program opportunities around the world. Women in the World


WMC-logo-tagline smudge line goneThe Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 as a non-profit progressive women’s media organization. Through media advocacy campaigns, monitoring for sexism, and media training for women and girls, the center seeks to promote visibility and give more power to women in media. Women’s Media Center


images-1The Women’s Sports Foundation was established in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. Today we provide scholarships and grants to aspiring athletes. They organize programs in cities across the country in order to educate, advance advocacy efforts, and fund groundbreaking research and public awareness campaigns. Women’s Sports Foundation


zzThe Women’s Wilderness Institute is a  nonprofit organization that has offered wilderness experiences and outdoor adventures for women and teen girls in the Rocky Mountains and the deserts of the Southwest since 1998. Whether you’re seeking a rejuvenating week of backpacking, the skills to build your own top-rope anchor, or the determination to make a major change in your life, join us for an unforgettable experience that will increase your wilderness skills, refresh your spirit, and bring you the joy of a wilderness adventure in the company of women.a new model of choice-based, women-specific wilderness education that effectively teaches skills crucial to building self-sufficiency, confidence and personal strength. The Women’s Wilderness Institute


logo_YWCA_intThe YWCA is the voice for every woman.  For more than 150 years, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. YWCA