Shifting philanthropic practices by increasing sustained investments for girls and young women of color.

The NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color is a collaboration of a diverse and growing group of funders coming together to expand philanthropic investment for girls and young women of color in NYC.

The first of its kind in the United States, The Fund envisions a city that offers an opportunity for all girls and young women of color, inclusive of two-spirit, transgender and gender non-binary youth, to succeed economically and socially. It pools money to invest in non-profit efforts that promote the well-being and leadership of young women of color as change agents, and partners with communities and other allies to advance equity. The Fund’s goal is to shift philanthropic practices by increasing sustained investments for girls and young women of color and sharing knowledge on effective strategies and approaches.

Fund Member Spotlight

Funder Profile: Fondation Chanel

“Investing in young women leaders and their organizational ecosystems will help their work to gain the traction and momentum necessary to secure lasting change.”

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Sustained investments for girls & young women of color

  • The Fund has granted $10 million to 60 organizations to date.
  • 49 grantee partners supported through The Fund in 2018.

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How Asians Became the Most Vaccinated Group in New York City

Mekong NYC is one of several community-based organizations that have been instrumental in helping Asian-American communities schedule vaccine appointments and translate Covid-19 information accurately.

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How Asians Became the Most Vaccinated Group in New York City

Mekong NYC is one of several community-based organizations that have been instrumental in helping Asian-American communities schedule vaccine appointments and translate Covid-19 information accurately.

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