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Feminist Majority Foundation

Women’s March Foundation

Founded: 1987

Founder: Eleanor Smeal, Peg Yorkin, Toni Carabillo, Judith Meulli, and Kathy Spillar

Website: www.feminist.org


1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801

Arlington, VA 22209


  • Advocates for more female representation in state legislatures and the Congress
  • Publisher of Ms. Magazine
  • Endorses taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand
  • Favors gender preferences for women in hiring practices


Among the earliest financial contributors to FMF was Peg Yorkin (wife of film producer Bud Yorkin), who gave the organization $10 million as “seed money” in 1991. Jay Leno and his wife Mavis Leno have given six-figure gifts. Mavis Leno sits on the FMF Board and is Chairman of the Feminist Majority’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. Other major contributors to FMF include the Compton Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the Ford Foundation, the Heinz Family Foundation, the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, the Ms. Foundation for Women, George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Scherman Foundation, and the Turner Foundation. (discoverthenetworks.org)

FMF’s donors in recent years include the Wallace Global Fund,

2008 – 2017 federal grants: N/A

Key People:

FMF Board of Directors

Eleanor Smeal, President

Peg Yorkin, Chair of the Board

Katherine Spillar, Executive Director and Secretary

Rae Wyman, Treasurer

Bonnie Thornton Dill, Board Member

Rita Magidson Haft, Board Member

Dolores Huerta, Board Member

Carol Leif, Board Member

Mavis Leno, Chair, Campaign for Afghan Women

Dee Martin, Board Member

Ana Reyes, Partner

Lorraine Sheinberg, Chair, Policy, and Strategic Communications

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