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News Round-up for Report on How Budget Cuts Affect Women and Families

The report, Falling Behind: The Impact of the Great Recession and the Budget Crisis on California’s Women and Their Families, which we released with the California Budget Project has been covered in a variety of media throughout the state. Here’s a select round-up of media. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the findings in various venues throughout the [...]

It’s Time to Raise the Cost of Human Trafficking

By Daphne Phung, Executive Director & Founder of California Against Slavery This June, I went on a police undercover sting that targeted sex trafficking of girls in Oakland. What I saw was surreal. Young girls waiting at every street corner along the “track” to hop into cars with adult men, some old enough to be their grandfathers. [...]

California Not Ready to Relocate Inmates from State Prisons to Counties

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant Kim Carter, Founder and Executive Director of our grant partner the Time for Change Foundation, is passionate about reducing recidivism and crime in California through supportive services and rehabilitation. She has been working with California state government for ten years: educating, informing and advocating about issues related to incarceration. Most recently, Ms. Carter has taken a [...]

Join Warren Buffett’s Call to Stop Fueling the Wealth Gap

by Judy Patrick, CEO & President, Women’s Foundation of California I recently wrote a piece for the Huffington Post in which I called upon us to challenge the notion, rooted so deep in this fiercely individual culture, that we are not each others’ keepers.  I asked you to believe, and act as if, we have [...]

Women’s Foundation of California: Get to Know Us

People often ask us who we are and what we do. Well, we do a lot. We strive to improve the lives of women and families in our state. We provide grants to community organizations and work towards policies that benefit women and families. We bring light to issues that are often overlooked and that [...]

Grant Partner Victory

Congratulations to Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice and our grant partners whose savvy coalition-building led to the removal of 60 anti-choice billboards targeting African American and Latina women. Grant partners involved included: Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, ACCESS, Black Women For Wellness, California Black Women’s Health Project, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Generations Ahead, and California [...]

Taking Down Billboards, Building Up Trust

By Karla Rodriguez, Program Officer, Women’s Foundation of California Every time I hold my baby girl in my arms, now six months old, I am overwhelmed with emotions as a new mother. I am amazed at my heart’s immense capacity to love so unconditionally. I feel deeply connected to all mothers who share this unbreakable [...]

From Victims to Leaders: the Groundbreaking Work of Banteay Srei

By Ruwani Ekanayake, Research Intern, Women’s Foundation of California When you hear the phrase “sexually exploited minor” (SEM), what comes to your mind? International human trafficking? Helpless victims? Those aren’t the views of the women of Banteay Srei. Founder Elizabeth Sy explains: “Please don’t approach every young woman that we work with as this horrified, [...]

How to Invest in the Future, Even When Living on a Shoestring: Inspiration for California

By guest blogger Gwendy Donaker Brown Like millions of its residents, the State of California is going through lean times. But that’s no excuse for us not to invest in the future. This was my realization earlier this month when I attended a Sacramento briefing with Nancy McFadden, Governor Brown’s Executive Secretary. She spoke candidly [...]

Women Give San Diego at the Capital

“And while I have written countless lessons on “How a Bill Becomes a Law” or “How Local, State, and National Government Works,” I’ve never had occasion to witness government in action” until Legislative Action Day. – Stacey Klaman Stacey Klaman, a member of the Women Give San Diego (WGSD) donor circle describes an inspiring experience [...]

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