Demolishing the Gender Wage Gap
Ms. Foundation for Women
Established in 1973
Mission Statement: The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power to realize a nation of justice for all.
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In 1999 Ms. received a Presidential Award for Excellence that recognizes the success of it’s Collaborative Fund for Women and Economic Development. Since its establishment in 1986, the CFWED has leveraged over $12 million in support of grassroots women’s organizations to promote women’s economic security.
In 1993, Ms. creates the Take Our Daughters to Work Day which was one of the most successful national public education campaigns ever launched. It’s goal was to become more visible to the public was met with huge success as it became known to 8 out of 10 people across the US and involves more than 35 million participants a year today.
In the 1980s, a time when “women” and “economic development” were words rarely used in the same sentence, the Collaborative Fund for Women and Economic Development (CFWED) was created.
How Ms. is making a difference
The Ms. Foundation for Women is the first national women’s fund and the lead grantmaker on women in the US. The Foundation invests in nearly 100 game-changing organizations in communities across working to create systemic change on the issue of economic injustice. In addition to providing grants, Ms. works closely with their grantees to ensure financial health and communication capacity to grow reach, scale and impact of these organizations.
Through these grantmaking and capacity building programs, Ms. invests in organizing economic justice policies that promote the wellbeing and security of women, families and communities. To achieve this, Ms. utilizes a multi-pronged strategy aimed at helping low-income women, immigrant women, and women of color achieve economic stability.
This multi-pronged strategy consists of strengthening organizations, cultivating leaders and building momentum.