Deadline- August 10, 2012

Countries/Region- NEW YORK(U.S)

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New York Women’s Foundation announces funds for 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.

Applicant organizations must explicitly address strategies to achieve equity and fairer policies for communities marginalized by gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, religion, and immigration and citizenship status. The Foundation prioritizes underserved female populations of all ages and supports policy initiative and programs that are designed to address their critical needs, particularly women and girls of color; single female heads of households; pregnant and parenting teens; immigrant women and girls; lesbian, bisexual or transgender individuals; women and girls with disabilities; older women; veterans; homeless women; survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking; and women and girls involved in the criminal/juvenile justice systems.


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  • Are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a proven track record of at least one year of operations;
  • Are currently NOT funded by The New York Women’s Foundation;
  • Are located within and serve the five boroughs of New York City;
  • Are working towards gender, racial, economic and social justice;
  • Are designed specifically for women and girls while addressing critical needs of disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations, particularly women and girls of color; immigrant and undocumented women and girls; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals; women and girls with disabilities; older women; homeless women; survivors of domestic violence; ex-offenders; or other underserved populations;
  • Emphasize community organizing and/or advocacy strategies in order to create meaningful institutional change in their communities;
  • Are diverse and inclusive;
  • Foster women’s leadership, that is, women have the ability to influence decision-making by serving as Executive Director, on the organization’s or program’s leadership team, and/or on the board of directors or an advisory committee;
  • Encourage the involvement of program participants and constituents in the decision-making process and in assuming leadership positions;
  • Encourage communication and shared understanding with men and/or boys as a way to further gender equity;
  • Are community-based, which may be defined by geography, shared interest and/or heritage;
  • Are committed to documenting impact and using data to inform program development.

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