About Us

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and in the field of contemporary art. Our work in both our program areas is guided by our core belief that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.

We achieve our overall mission through our political research program, strategic partnerships, grants, and endowments:

  • Political research: The Foundation has studied and published research about every woman’s gubernatorial race since 1998. We have shared our findings with hundreds of women candidates at all levels and across parties, giving women essential knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of campaigning.
  • Strategic partnerships: The Foundation builds strategic, nonpartisan partnerships to help women succeed in American politics and make women contemporary artists more visible to the public.
  • Grants and endowments: The Foundation is committed to building the capacity of our partner organizations through grants and endowments.