Every year, the Women’s Foundation of California proudly supports hundreds of organizations that are making a life-changing difference for the women and families throughout our state.

This March, to celebrate Women's History Month, we decided to do something different. We're putting the decision about who gets one of our grants into your hands.

Tell us what community organization should receive an award from us. At the end of the month, the organizations with the most votes will win our $10,000 grant.

Hurry up and nominate your favorite organization! Then help spread the word by asking your friends to vote. The deadline for nominations is midnight, March 18, while the deadline to vote is noon, March 30.

Best of luck to you and to your favorite organization!

And the winner of our $10,000 grant is:


We’re proud to announce that Dance Mission is the winner of our People’s Momentum Award! Founded in 1984 as a feminist, activist dance company, their goal is to create and perform dance-theater that addresses the complex problems of contemporary American women. Their Dance Brigade and Grrrl Brigade create powerful performances that explore social issues such as war, poverty, breast cancer, women’s history, death and dying and spirituality from a feminist perspective. Their Grrrl Brigade is both a dance and a leadership development program for girls—their upcoming San Francisco performance is titled “Show of Resistance: Stand Against Domestic Violence” and we are looking forward to attending.

Do they have what it takes?

They must be:
  1. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  2. Improving the lives of women and families in California
  3. The bee's knees
Read the fine print.
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Thanks to the support of people like you, the Women's Foundation of California has made a whopping $36.5 million in grants to over 1,260 organizations working on behalf of women and their families. Support our work.
People's Momentum Award presented by Wells Fargo Southwest