BWF Mission & Vision

Boston Women's Fund uplifts, advocates for, and invests in women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who are leading grassroots organizations and systems’ change. Together we strive toward racial, economic, social, and gender justice.


We envision a world where power, opportunity, and access exist for those persistently marginalized, regardless of gender identity or gender expression.  

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Applications for the 2023 Women of Color Leadership Circle are closed

Our team is currently reviewing applications and has begun the interview process. Final cohort members will be notified this December.


What is the Women of Color Leadership Circle?


Through the program, up to 15 women and gender-expansive leaders of color participate in monthly facilitated sessions that are curated to be a safe space for belonging, fellowship, learning, unlearning, self-care, and restoration. 

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At BWF, we are who we serve. So we know firsthand that organizations supporting women, girls and gender-expansive people receive just 1.9% of all national charitable donations. Philanthropic redlining persists.  However, we believe that change begins with women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals in their own communities. They can and must be leaders within all movements if progressive change is to occur. That’s why we exist solely to support these leaders as they work toward systems change and solve problems on the front lines of their communities. 

Photo provided by: our past grantee partner Chica Project

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Photo provided by our past grantee partner Chica Project