RFF believes that one of the most promising ways to improve the economic status of women is to modernize America’s employment standards.

Grantee Profile

The Rockefeller Family Fund’s Economic Justice for Women program seeks to improve the quality of life for working women and their families by advocating for equitable employment opportunities and updated employment standards.  Working at the national, state and local levels, it supports research, training, public education campaigns and advocacy efforts. Its current key initiative is focused on workplace reforms and paid sick days, for which policies have not changed despite the enormous changes that have occurred in the workforce over the past fifty years. RFF has primarily focused on paid leave policies that allow employees to take care of their own health needs or those of a family member.  It has a record of success that includes paid sick day wins in Connecticut and Seattle and more recent wins in Portland, OR and New York City.

About Our Grants

In 2016, the Woodcock Foundation provided a $75,000 grant to the Rockefeller Family Fund to be directed to the Women Effect Fund (WEF). The WEF is trailblazing national efforts to advance economic security for women and families.  Support from Woodcock will be used to increase research and engagement efforts targeting Millennials, men, and other key constituencies.