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New York Women's Foundation, 2015 Annual Report

January 1, 2016

In 2015, The Foundation distributed $6 million to more than 90 grantee partners. In turn, our grantee partners reached more than 400,000 women and girls in New York City's most underinvested communities. Supporters like you have enabled us to provide consistent, strategic investment for the last 28 years. In that time, we have supported 350 women-led, grassroots organizations through a cumulative investment of more than $51 million dollars, uplifting the lives of more than 6 million individuals.

Blueprint for Investing in Girls and Young Women (Executive Summary)

September 24, 2015

The New York Women's Foundation (NYWF) released the second report from its Voices from the Field series, "Blueprint for Investing in Girls and Young Women." The report outlines the challenges facing girls and young women, and key recommendations for how non-profit, the public sector, and philanthropy can support the strengths and evolving roles of girls and young women across New York City. Key Recommendations for Action include:- Engaging girls as co-authors of solutions to the challenges they face in their lives; - Gender-specific and gender-competent programming to meet their needs; - Equitable investment in programs and support for girls and young women.

Blueprint for Investing in Girls and Young Women

September 24, 2015

The New York Women's Foundation (NYWF) released the second report from its Voices from the Field series, "Blueprint for Investing in Girls and Young Women." The report outlines the challenges facing girls and young women, and key recommendations for how non-profit, the public sector, and philanthropy can support the strengths and evolving roles of girls and young women across New York City. Key Recommendations for Action include:- Engaging girls as co-authors of solutions to the challenges they face in their lives; - Gender-specific and gender-competent programming to meet their needs; - Equitable investment in programs and support for girls and young women.

Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South

August 10, 2015

This report aims to shed light on the most significant and persistent barriers to success, opportunity, and economic security for lower-income women and families in the rural South. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the economic security, health, and overall wellbeing of women living in nine counties across the rural South in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.Using the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, various city and regional agencies, and other relevant sources, the report focuses on six main issue areas that shape the lives of women and families, including poverty, income and employment; education and health; and public infrastructure and housing. The report focuses on nine counties in three states that are persistently poor as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These are counties where 20 percent or more of the population have lived in poverty for five consecutive census years.

At A Glance: State of NYC Women & Girls

January 1, 2015

The foundation has developed a fact sheet as a resource to support learning about key challenges faced by low-income, under-served women, girls, and LGBTQ individuals living in New York City. The information included is drawn directly from a range of federal and local validated data sources.

New York Women's Foundation, 2014 Annual report

January 1, 2015

We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City. NYWF goal is to improve the lives of women and families by funding organizations that promote the economic security of women; their right to live safely and without violence; and their health, sexual and reproductive rights. We are now one of the top three women's funds in the world, and the largest in the United States.

New York Women's Foundation, 2013 Annual Report

January 1, 2014

We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City. NYWF goal is to improve the lives of women and families by funding organizations that promote the economic security of women; their right to live safely and without violence; and their health, sexual and reproductive rights. We are now one of the top three women's funds in the world, and the largest in the United States.

New York Women's Foundation Queens Borough Brief

October 28, 2013

This brief provides demographic and descriptive data of Queens, an overview of NYWF's investments, and highlights of the work of grantee partners based in the borough. The profile includes participant success stories from the field as well as a discussion of ongoing challenges. Information included in this report was generated from semi-annual reports provided by grantee partners.

New York Women's Foundation Manhattan Borough Brief

October 28, 2013

This brief provides demographic and descriptive data of Manhattan, an overview of NYWF's investments, and highlights of the work of grantee partners based in the borough. The profile includes participant success stories from the field as well as a discussion of ongoing challenges. Information included in this report is generated from semi-annual reports provided by grantee partners.

New York Women's Foundation Brooklyn Borough Brief

October 28, 2013

This brief provides demographic and descriptive data of Brooklyn, provides an overview of NYWF's investments in the borough, and highlights the work of grantee partners based in Brooklyn. The profile includes participant success stories from the field as well as a discussion of ongoing challenges. Information included in this report is generated from regular performance reports provided by grantee partners.

Grantmaking Snapshot 2012

October 1, 2013

2012 was a year of growth and new developments in grantmaking at the New York Women's Foundation. The Foundation remained committed to its three core domains: Economic Security, Health, Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Anti-Violence and Safety. The Foundation also expanded its efforts to include three new grantmaking portfolios: Systemic Impact, the Initiative Against Sex Trafficking of Minors, and the Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Fund. Key to all strategic focus domains are grantee partners that work with women from a position of respect and understanding.

New York Women's Foundation Bronx Borough Brief

September 10, 2013

This report includes figures specific to the work of grantee organizations located in the Bronx borough of New York City. Grantee partners supported in the Bronx have a range of organizational structures and scopes of practice. Some grantee partners are community-based organizations that promote opportunities and ameliorate challenges in the lives of local neighborhood residents while others have a broader reach. In areas as diverse as training women entrepreneurs to providing academic tutoring for girls, these organizations are making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Across this continuum, the New York Women's Foundation continues to fund innovators whose work helps to transform individual lives as well as communities and promotes the vision of a more safe, just and equitable society.