Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Women's Sports Foundation

  • New York, NY
  • WWW.WOMENSSPORTSFOUNDATION.ORG

Mission Statement

We advocate public policy that ensures opportunity, we promote champion athletes and coaches as role models, we encourage parents to nurture their daughter's sports interests, we work toward gender equity in sports, and we help shape public attitudes about women athletes and sports for women.

Main Programs

  1. Participation: GoGirlGo! Initiative
  2. Research
  3. Education/Advocacy
Service Areas

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National

Nationally.

ruling year

1974

Principal Officer since 2010

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Ms. Kathryn Olson

Keywords

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women's sports, womens sports, women's issues, women's rights, women's funding, feminist funding, Hurricane Katrina

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Also Known As

WSF

EIN

23-7380557

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Participation: GoGirlGo! Initiative

The GoGirlGo! Initiative is active in underserved communities where lack of access, financial access, financial impediments and cultural bias would otherwise prevent girls from getting the tools they need to prevent early pregnancies, stay away from drugs, graduate from school and prevent diseases stemming from obesity. We uphold the success of TItle IX, a law critical to girls' sports and educational opportunities, and advocate for its continued enforcement. We are the voice of professional women athletes, and we help shape the media's understanding of the issues surrounding women's sports and those who play them.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$1,100,000.00

Program 2

Research

The Women’s Sports Foundation Research & Policy Institute is a multidisciplinary network of specialists who seek to enhance the quality of girls’ and women’s experiences with sports and physical activity through evidence-based research and policy development. The Women’s Sports Foundation is currently working with the University of Michigan to develop a world class Research and Policy Institute to: 
Conduct sound, cutting-edge research on all facets of girls’ and women’s involvement in sports and physical activity.
Provide the most comprehensive, browser-friendly source of information and analysis of gender and sport on the World Wide Web for educators, journalists, coaches, athletic administrators, policymakers, parents and fans.
Create a single-source gateway to publications, research reports, essays, position papers and policy statements.
Supply online links to journals, research centers and policy organizations that focus on girls and women in sports.
Offer a forum for policy development and debate.
Pool together leading experts in a variety of subfields who meet periodically in order to share ideas, present scholarly papers and publish research studies and educational materials.

Category

Recreation & Sports

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Budget

$350,000.00

Program 3

Education/Advocacy

Our educational and advocay efforts on the rights and representation of girls and women in sport are channelled through our defense of Title iX legisation and our GoGirlGo! curriculum.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$1,700,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Nationally.

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WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Women's Sports Foundation

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Principal Officer

Ms. Kathryn Olson

BIO

Kathryn Olson was named Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Sports Foundation in April 2010, having served as a Board Trustee since 2005. She is the former SVP, Chief Marketing Officer of Shutterfly. Prior to Shutterfly, Ms. Olson was SVP, Chief Marketing Officer of LeapFrog Enterprises, a developer of technology-based learning products. She was in senior marketing roles for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Nordstrom, after a decade with The Quaker Oats Company, including several years with Gatorade Europe. Ms. Olson previously served in board roles with Chicago Community in Schools, the Association of National Advertisers and the Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet. She is on the board of Regen Living, a creator of electronics powered by light. Olson has a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bentia Fitzgerald Mosley

Chief of Sport Performance, USA Track and Field

Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

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