Category Archives: Grantmaking

Change Begins At Home

By Victoria Chan I’ve always wanted to travel the world. When I was  a child, my mom would read me her journals describing her travels in Europe when she was in her 20′s. I was determined to leave the United States, to see the world. For fun, I would visit travel websites and look up [...]

Amazing Women, Inspiring Stories

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant In high school I traveled to Guatemala with Where There Be Dragons, a study abroad program . For six weeks we lived in a small village in the mountains where we were each assigned a homestay and a tutor. One day, my tutor told me that her ex-husband used to physically and emotionally abuse [...]

Six Years: Six Lessons Learned

By Surina Khan, Vice President of Programs, Women’s Foundation of California It’s hard to believe, but at the end of this month I will leave the Women’s Foundation of California after six wonderful years. In my time here, I’ve had the opportunity to work with leading advocates, organizers, researchers, donors and institutional funders who are [...]

Before Strategy Was Strategy

By Crystal Hayling Crystal Hayling’s long and committed career in philanthropy includes a stint as the program director for the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation. The Los Angeles Women’s Foundation and the Women’s Foundation of San Francisco merged in 2003 to become the Women’s Foundation of California. Most recently, Crystal served as the President and CEO [...]


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