Grow and sustain resourced organizations led by/for young women of color in NYC toward long term generational shifts
Advance life outcomes of girls and young women for successive generations through structural change efforts while addressing individual immediate harms and historical trauma
“We had a significant increase in program applications during the pandemic,” Lum concludes. “The New York Women’s Foundation support was really important in helping us continue offering our young people a viable path for resistance.”
Mei Lum, Founder & Executive Director, The W.O.W. Project
For its grantmaking cycle in December 2018, The Fund prioritized organizations led by and for communities of color that give voice to women, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. The first grant recipients of The Fund include:
The only center for Native Americans in the New York City area which has helped countless women, girls and gender fluid American Indians and Alaska Natives to address health issues, education, employment, and overall empowerment.
Addressing racism, confronting transphobia and building power in the Black trans community by creating and supporting media that amplifies the experiences and humanity of Black trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
Healing services, training and individual culturally and linguistically competent crisis intervention for survivors.
Providing healing spaces and community care services to femmes and women of color ages 13-35 in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.
Building grassroots power across low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City and enacting institutional change for racial, gender and economic justice.
Working with girls and young women of color to promote broad-based community level and systemic change for women and girls impacted by the juvenile justice system.
Engaging low-income South Asian immigrants, particularly undocumented women and girls, through leadership development, education, community building, policy change campaigns and advocacy efforts.
An organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Haitian immigrant youth through education and leadership development.
Providing young women of color impacted by the foster care or juvenile justice systems with mentorship, life skills and leadership training from mentors.
Fostering healthy youth development for LGBTQ and TGNCNB youth through comprehensive direct services and referrals.
Centering the leadership of Indo-Caribbean women, girls and gender-fluid survivors of violence primarily in Richmond Hill, Queens to achieve gender justice.
Providing community engagement opportunities for youth and LGBTQIA individuals to find support in their peers and build community awareness and comradery with other social, cultural, religious and racial groups in Staten Island.
A space for underrepresented Indigenous and Latina young women to cultivate a positive sense of self grounded in cultural knowledge and a commitment to social justice.
The Mekong NYC Youth Fellowship program allows fellows to research and analyze how immigration, gender, class and race intersect.
A responsive and culturally competent advocate for survivors of violence and focuses on survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach to breaking cycles of violence.
An environment where immigrant youth are encouraged to participate by leading, developing, and facilitating programs using their own skills, knowledge, resources, and creativity.
Advocating for gender-based policies that benefit transgender women, girls and gender non-conforming individuals.
A pan-Asian undocumented youth group that organizes at the grassroots level to re-imagine justice, reclaim the dignity of pan-Asian undocumented people and center the voices of immigrant girls, women and LGBTQ youth in the fight for immigrant rights.
A gender justice organization working to end violence against women and provide culturally and linguistically competent services for South Asian survivors of violence.
The Black Feminist Project enriches the lives of, restores agency, justice, joy and health to Black womxn, girls and non-men, often referred to as marginalized genders or MaGes and the children they care for - with an emphasis on mother-led families.
A nationally-recognized leader in violence prevention interrupting gender, sexual and hate-based violence by supporting girls, women and people who are LGBTQ and TGNCNB.
Actively shaping the future of Chinatown and to protect, preserve and grow the community’s creative culture through arts and activism.
Addressing HIV and the co-factors that put young women of color at risk for infection.
Partnering with communities fighting against oppression to inspire transformative action through theatre.
Encouraging youth to tell their stories by devising, writing, and performing scripts based on their own lived experiences.
Addressing the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education, and training.
Provide under-invested teenage girls young women with free, high quality arts programming, opportunities for civic engagement, a platform to amplify their voices and the opportunity to develop the leadership and advocacy skills to address societal issues.
Student activist and community leadership training that supports students who are currently experiencing poverty and economic instability.
A collective created, operated and populated by young women of color to uplift and inspire high school girls of color through mentorship and leadership development programs.
Educational workshops, media platforms, conferences, and grassroots gatherings that bring women, femmes and gender non-conforming people of color together to confront the traumas of white supremacy and heteropatriarchy.
Contact Name, Title at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about funding opportunities.