Boston Women's Fund
The Boston Women's Fund is a collaboration of staff, volunteers, donors, and grantees working together for social and economic justice. We focus on women and girls because women and girls continue to experience gender related discrimination, abuse, and disparities.
We provide grants to grassroots organizations run by and for women and girls. We also support grantee organizations through technical assistance and networking forums. We run programs to inspire young women to become philanthropists, develop leadership among young women, and educate the public about injustice. Social, racial and economic justice is our goal.
The Boston Women's Fund supports community-based organizations run by women and girls in the Greater Boston Area.
We work with low-income women; women of color; women with disabilities; older women; lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women; immigrant and refugee women; and girls who are working to create a society based on racial, social, and economic justice.
The Boston Women's Fund raises money from a broad base of donors across economic backgrounds to provide grants and develop programs that strengthen the grassroots initiatives and leadership of women and girls.
Grantmaking: We provide funding to organizations run by and for women and girls who are working to create a society based on racial, economic, and social justice.
Technical Assistance: We work with grantee organizations to enhance their opportunities to gain other sources of funding, introduce them to likeminded organizations, and to provide information that can help them to make their case. Sometimes this support is provided individually to organizations seeking help. At other times, we hold educational forums through our Organizing Institute.
Young Sisters for Justice in Philanthropy (YSFJP): The purpose of YSFJP is to develop and enhance the leadership skills of young women (ages 14 - 18) who are interested in learning to fundraise for social and economic justice. Each session of Young Sisters for Justice in Philanthropy is 2 years long and involves approximately ten young women.