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National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women (NOW)

Women’s March Partner

Founded: 1966

Founder: Ada Allness, Mary Evelyn Benbow, Gene Boyer, Shirley Chisholm, Analoyce Clapp, Kathryn F. Clarenbach, Catherine Conroy, Caroline Davis, Mary Eastwood, Edith Finlayson, Betty Friedan, Dorothy Haener, Anna Roosevelt Halstead, Lorene Harrington, Mary Lou Hill, Esther Johnson, Nancy Knaak, Min Matheson, Helen Moreland, Pauli Murray, Ruth Murray, Inka O’Hanrahan, Pauline A. Parish, Eve Purvis, Edna Schwartz, Mary-jane Ryan Snyder, Gretchen Squires, Betty Talkington, and Caroline Ware

Website: www.now.org/


1100 H Street NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005

Ph: (202) 628-8669 (628-8NOW)


  • The largest organization of feminist activists in America Advocates unfettered right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand
  • Seeks to “eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia” from American society
  • Attacks Christianity and traditional religious values and conservative ideas
  • Supports gender-based preferences for women


Donations from individuals and corporate foundations.

NOW has received funding from the American Express Foundation, the Baker Street Foundation, the California Endowment, the ChevronTexaco Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hilton Foundation, the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation, the New World Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the New York Times Company Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Shefa Fund, the Target Foundation, and the Vanguard Public Foundation.

2008 – 2017 federal grants: N/A

Key people:

Terry O’Neill


Terry O’Neill, a feminist attorney, professor, and activist for social justice was elected president of NOW in June 2009. She is also president of the NOW Foundation and chair of the NOW Political Action Committee, and serves as the principal spokesperson… Read more »

Bonnie Grabenhofer

Action Vice President

Bonnie Grabenhofer is a dedicated feminist who balanced a highly successful consulting career with her extensive volunteer work in the women’s movement. She has been involved with NOW at the local, state, and national levels in numerous capacities. She… Read more »


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