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The Sister Fund


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

The Sister Fund

79 5th Ave., 4th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10003-3034

Telephone: (212) 260-4446


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $9,370,346

Total giving: $1,037,146





Purpose and Activities

The fund believes that women can transform faith, and faith can transform feminism. It funds this kind of transformation in a variety of contexts. It is committed to woman-centered philanthropy and the empowerment of faith-based women, because it believes the energy of love heals. The fund provides grants, technical support, communication tools, and networking opportunities in a variety of forms. A portion of the fund's resources is dedicated to broader ideas and initiatives that help create a just and sustainable world. These efforts are led by the fund’s donor family.

Fields of Interest

  • Christianity
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • Women's services

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $9,370,346 (market value)

Gifts received: $27,780

Expenditures: $1,641,655

Total giving: $1,037,146

Qualifying distributions: $1,587,271

Giving activities include:

$949,823 for 79 grants (high: $100,000; low: $400)

$160,852 for foundation-administered programs

$87,323 for 3 in-kind gifts