The first-ever Feminist Philanthropy Hill Day is an historic opportunity to establish local women’s funds and gender justice funders as a powerful force for federal policy change.

Hosted by the Women’s Funding Network (WFN), in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center and Justice + Joy National Collaborative, no other event brings together national allies for women, girls, and gender-expansive people — including women’s funds, family, private, and corporate foundations — to advance a federal agenda that addresses the complex issues our communities face.

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Photo provided by the Women’s Foundation of Colorado


September 12, 2023


United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. and
Eaton DC Hotel for evening reception

Event Details

The National Women’s Law Center will be partnering with WFN to support and train members participating in Feminist Philanthropy Hill Day.

On the morning of September 12, event attendees will gather at the Eaton DC Hotel for shuttle transportation to the United States Capitol. We will kick off the day with a two-part Hill briefing covering Feminist Foreign Policy and domestic policy issues and participants will conduct their Hill visits throughout the day

The day will wrap with a reception at the Eaton DC Hotel’s Wild Days, welcoming attendees from both the Philanthropy Hill Day and Feminist Foreign Policy Convening events.

Click here for the detailed schedule »


Registration Options

For entry into Feminist Philanthropy Hill Day, two options are available. Attendees can purchase a Policy & Action Day Pass, or a full conference pass. Member and non-member rates are available.

Refund Policy

WFN will offer a 75% refund of paid ticket cost for cancellations requested on or before August 11, 2023. Cancellation instructions in confirmation email.

Our Partners


National Women’s Law Center
The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. For 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women.

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Justice + Joy National Collaborative
Justice and Joy National Collaborative (formerly National Crittenton) is an intergenerational gender and racial justice advocacy and organizing nonprofit working with and for girls, young women and gender expansive young people of color who were or are system impacted and have experienced chronic generational adversity. Through policy and system change, collaborative research, and liberation in action – we join with partners across the country to address root causes advancing a world in which all young people can achieve their potential and live unapologetic, liberated lives without fear of violence or injustice.

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National Organization for Women
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since their founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose has been to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

Mosaic at the Progressive Policy Institute
Mosaic is a project at the Progressive Policy Institute that aims to put more women at the forefront of policy making. The same handful of well-known men have dominated key policy conversations for decades, resulting in legislative outcomes that fail to reflect the richness of our society. It is our mission to empower expert women with the tools and connections needed to engage with the media and lawmakers on today’s toughest policy challenges.

Justice for Migrant Women
Justice for Migrant Women protects and advances migrant women’s rights through education, public awareness and advocacy. Justice for Migrant Women aims to ensure that all migrant women are guaranteed human and civil rights, including the freedom of mobility, the ability to live and work with dignity, and the right to be free of threats of violence against them and their families, whether they are migrating across borders, around regions or within states. 

General FAQ

If you have any questions related to Feminist Philanthropy Hill Day, please contact us at

Who is welcome to attend?

While all are welcome to attend the event, but those who may be especially interested in attending include:

  • Senior and executive philanthropic professionals interested in learning more about or who support feminist foreign policy and
    who feel that general policy and action are critical for philanthropy’s investment in social change;
  • Global and US-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who want to connect and collaborate on strategy with the
    philanthropic field focused on gender-justice;
  • Government officials who are interested in leveraging their resources by deepening partnerships with the philanthropic sector
    that utilizes a gender and racial lens to invest in gender, women and girls, families, climate, economic mobility, democracy, and
    health; and
  • Students and young people who are connected with partner organizations or through our members’ Young Women Initiative.

Conference Accessibility

For Feminist Funded ’23: Rising, we strive to make our programming as welcoming and accessible as possible. Pre-recorded content will have closed captioning. Live content, such as plenaries, will have captioning available in real-time. Nursing facilities will be provided.

Child Care

We strive to make our conference accessible and create opportunities for all our members to fully participate. With this in mind, we plan to offer child care services. Please indicate your interest in this service when you register and we will share more details closer to the event date or contact us at

COVID-19 Policy

The health and safety of the WFN community, including staff and participants is important to us. We recognize the impact of COVID-19 is ongoing and the importance of communicating our approach and sharing resources to inform your decision-making around health and safety. Our approach is driven by the policies of our host country, the size and scale of our event, and the reality of vaccine inequity globally.

At this time, we are following the guidelines set out by the U.S., and local D.C. government. While we will take preventative measures – such as providing masks and access to hand sanitizer – to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are not able to guarantee that participants who choose to attend in person will not be exposed to the virus while attending the event. We strongly advise participants to take all precautions based on their health conditions and personal circumstances.

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