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Women are more than half the population, yet—even with the progress of the last 40 years—they don't have equal opportunity, voice or power. The Ms. Foundation for Women does not accept the status quo. The tough challenges we face as a nation—poverty, violence and injustice—cannot be solved without the full participation and leadership of women. We invest in the social justice trailblazers—especially women from the low-income communities and communities of color most affected by these problems—who have the vision and drive to fight for justice.
Every day, we help over 150 grassroots organizations nationwide fight for changes like good paying jobs, reproductive health, ending violence against women and girls and the inclusion of women at decision-making tables. The Ms. Foundation has invested nearly $60 million and influenced other funders to support solutions from the ground up. We deliver funding, build skills, develop leaders, connect activists with allies, and amplify the voices of our grantees to create change that benefits women, families and communities. Together, we work for a nation in which power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, or any other factor.