The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation has shown a long-standing commitment to women’s educational equality in the Santa Cruz and Monterey area. Women’s voices from all levels of society should be represented. Women must have the opportunity to be included in dialogues and must have the tools to advocate for change in their lives and in their communities. Promoting women’s educational equality requires not only an effort to increase women’s representation in male-dominated academic fields, but also the promotion of feminist analytical thought and gender as a legitimate category of academics and theory. Unfortunately, Feminist/Gender/Women’s Studies programs are not a priority for all institutions of higher learning. Many colleges and universities do not offer comprehensive Feminist Studies programs; and many programs have been eliminated entirely or have experienced drastic budget cuts. As a response to this gap, the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation seeks to partner with institutions of higher education in the Santa Cruz and Monterey area to enhance, establish, or reinstate Feminist/Gender/Women’s Studies programs. The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is specifically choosing community colleges in order to ensure that women of all economic backgrounds have access to the tools to advocate and make change in their lives and communities.
What We Look For
Multi-Year Proposal Requirements
Proposals for multi-year funding strategies (up to five years) must contain a detailed plan explaining the institutional support of the Feminist Studies program. This plan must be separated by year and outline the program growth/enhancements and the institutional funding commitment for each year individually.
To be considered for support, programs must incorporate the following components through existing (or proposed) guidelines:
Please note: The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is not afraid of the word feminism! We encourage you to openly discuss your feminist programming, goals, or approach.
Unsolicited LOIs will not be accepted.