About Ms. Foundation For Women
For over 45 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in and strengthens the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in women’s lives. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world where every person’s worth and dignity are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.
Since 1973, the Ms. Foundation has invested over $72 million to build grassroots movements fighting for gender equity, particularly for women of color around the country. The Ms. Foundation is determined to center the voices of women of color on the frontlines and bolster them through grantmaking, capacity building, policy and advocacy, leadership development, strategic communications, and political organizing.
History of Gloria Awards
Named after Ms. Foundation for Women co-founder, Gloria Steinem, the event pays tribute to the remarkable achievements of those whose courage and leadership move us toward our shared vision of a just and inclusive democracy.
The Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision is the Foundation’s largest annual event that celebrates activists, innovators, and philanthropists who ignite policy and culture change on behalf of women and their communities nationwide.