The New York Women’s Foundation announced that they received a $2.25 million grant from the CBS Corporation. The grant will support The Foundation’s Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies, to ensure that the movement is sustained beyond news cycles and hashtags. The Fund is focused on investing in organizations led by and for survivors of sexual violence and is announcing a partnership with women’s community foundations to expand its national reach.
Led by Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, and Tarana Burke, Founder and Leader of the ‘me too.’ Movement, The Fund, which is based in New York, supports organizations around the country working to prevent and disrupt sexual violence and harassment while supporting individual and community healing. Its creation builds on The New York Women’s Foundation’s long history of supporting local women leaders who are building transformational movements and investing in community-led solutions that confront gender-based violence.
The partnership’s initial membership includes the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Women’s Foundation of California, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts and Women’s Funding Network. Other public women’s foundations are welcome to join the partnership.
The New York Women’s Foundation was one of two foundations to receive a grant from CBS. A total of $20 million was distributed to 18 organizations.