Gender Justice


Philanthropy California is proud to partner with the Women’s Foundation of California, a statewide, publicly supported foundation dedicated to achieving gender, racial, and economic justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice.


We support and partner with the Foundation in multiple ways: 


The California Gender Justice Funders Network

The California Gender Justice Funders Network is the first collaborative of its kind dedicated to turning up the volume on gender by centering women and gender at the heart of the solution to any systemic problem. In California, we have the political, cultural, and movement leadership to take a bold new approach to defining and advancing our vision of gender justice.  


The Network is made up of funders who will share tools, research, best practices and policies, and will collaborate on funding initiatives to change the culture and harmful narratives that promote injustice and discrimination against women of all kinds. Learn More >


The Culture Change Fund

The first initiative under the California Gender Justice Funders Network is the Culture Change Collaborative Fund. National funders (including Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Packard Foundation, the Compton Foundation, General Service Foundation, Lefkofsky Family Foundation, and more) will join the CGJFN in committing $10 million to address how we understand gender and change how the broader public thinks about issues, from economic security and income inequality to violence against women to maternal health and sexual assault to abortion and contraception, and more. The Fund will focus on financing three key areas: data-driven narrative research project, creating a community of practice, providing direct grants to partners organizations and campaigns. Learn More >


Philanthropy & Public Policy Institute

Philanthropy California supports the annual institute as an opportunity for members of Northern California Grantmakers, Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, and Southern California Grantmakers to learn and connect with peers involved with public policy across the state of California. Learn More > 

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