Mission/Giving Statement: The Ms. Foundation for Women builds women's collective power to realize a nation of justice for all.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Reproductive Justice; Ending Child Sexual Abuse; Affordable Child Care and Quality Jobs
Reproductive Justice: With women's basic reproductive rights under attack, it is imperative for us to fund organizations that are working to ensure women's access to health services--including birth control and abortion. It's also just as fundamental for us to support organizations working to protect the right for women of all ages and backgrounds to bear children if they so choose. This is critical to continually build expand an inclusive reproductive justice movement that will address all women's needs and secure greater wins for generations to come.
Ending Child Sexual Abuse: In recent years, child sexual abuse has come in to fuller view and as a society, we are slowly coming to terms that we can and must take action to change the future of our children. As the first national funder to boldly place a stake in the ground to end child sexual abuse, the Ms. Foundation supports organizations at the local, state and national levels to ensure that children can live in thriving communities free from harm.
Affordable Child Care and Quality Jobs: Child care costs are skyrocketing beyond the means of most working families. Children are being left behind and the very people we entrust without children every day (the overwhelming majority of whom are women) are struggling to survive themselves. With much at stake, the Ms. Foundation supports a recipe for a successful and thriving economy. We fund organizations working with child care workers and parents toward affordable, quality childcare and help move policy to ensure economic security for women, workers and families.
Types of Funding/Funding Restrictions: Individual RFPs list any eligibility requirements or restrictions.
Application Instructions: Online application system which typically consists of filling out our online application form and uploading a single PDF document that contains the actual proposal.