Our Mission

Breaking down barriers so that every self-identified girl can rise, and every self-identified woman can soar.

The WOMEN AND GIRLS FOUNDATION (WGF) is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engaged in programming and state-wide policy work. The mission of WGF is to achieve equity for self-identified women and girls, now and for generations to come. In pursuit of this mission, WGF supports policies and programmatic interventions that will lead to the self actualization, financial stability, personal success, and health and wellbeing of all self identified women in the region and beyond. 

We seek equity for all self-identified women without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics.

Our programs, initiatives, and grant-making seek to drive systemic solutions to the problem of gender inequity.

Empowering young people is central to our mission. We engage young self identified women as activists, donors, and leaders.

Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.

We know that when self-identified women and girls thrive, communities prosper.