Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Women's Sports Foundation

  • New York, NY
  • WWW.WOMENSSPORTSFOUNDATION.ORG

Mission Statement

The Women's Sports Foundation is the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports. WSF is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports. WSF shapes public attitudes and policy about women's sports and advocates for opportunities at all levels to improve the health, education and leadership skills of girls on and off the field through equitable access to sports. One of WSF's signature programs, Sports 4 Life, provides grants to community organizations to recruit and engage girls of color, ages 11-18, in quality athletic programming. This ensures that all girls have the opportunity to play sports, regardless of resources and other socioeconomic and cultural challenges. WSF conducts groundbreaking research, collaborates with national and local partners and provides leadership training for collegiate and champion athletes to help them transition from their athletic careers to success in the workplace.

Main Programs

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

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National

WSF is a national organization that in addition to its extensive program portfolio, provides grants to community-based organizations across the country to support girls' access to quality youth athletic programming.

ruling year

1974

Chief Executive Officer since 2017

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Dr. Deborah Antoine

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

 Number

1407704540

Contact

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

WSF is a national organization that in addition to its extensive program portfolio, provides grants to community-based organizations across the country to support girls' access to quality youth athletic programming.

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WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Women's Sports Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Deborah Antoine

BIO

Designing, developing, and implementing programs to improve the lives of underserved children and adults has been the focus of Dr. Deborah Antoine's career as a nonprofit executive spanning four decades as an educator, strategic planner, team builder and entrepreneur.

Dr. Antoine has successfully led the growth and sustainability of five nonprofit organizations: the HOPE Program, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Per Scholas, PBS Channel Thirteen, and New York Junior Tennis and Learning.
In 2010, Dr. Antoine joined New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) as President and CEO, responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the nation's largest tennis and education program, serving 75,000 children in New York City's five boroughs. With 550 paid employees, NYJTL has had six consecutive years of budget surpluses under Dr. Antoine's stewardship.
During her tenure, Dr. Antoine, who holds a PhD. In education from Columbia University, NYJTL changed its name from New York Junior Tennis “League" to New York Junior Tennis & “Learning," communicating the organization's emphasis on providing important out-of-school educational services in addition to tennis instruction, which also involved a significant expansion and quality improvement of city-wide after school programs. With a staff of 550 paid employees, NYJTL operated

In addition, Dr. Antoine has overseen a recently completed $26.5 million capital campaign in Partnership with New York City to build NYJTL's Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning, the flagship home in the Bronx for the 45-year-old nonprofit.

To further the strategic goals for NYJTL, Dr. Antoine recruited new 10 new Board members while working to ensure ongoing and growing loyalty of donors through the cultivation of philanthropic-minded young people.

Beginning in 2003, Dr. Antoine served for seven years as Senior Vice President at Channel 13, the flagship PBS station of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, serving as a spokesperson on behalf of public television, and overseeing all development efforts, raising $35 million annually.
From 1998 until 2003, Dr. Antoine was the inaugural President and CEO of Per Scholas, now in its 21st year, where she established a nationally-recognized career training program for disadvantaged adults, supported by a broad spectrum of foundation and industry partners.
Prior to forming Per Scholas. Dr. Antoine was Senior Vice President of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation from 1992-98, where she established the SOBRO Center for Career Development for disadvantaged adults and youth.
Dr. Antoine began her career teaching English and overseeing curriculum development in public schools before embarking on her first entrepreneurial nonprofit effort in 1984, founding The HOPE Program, an employment training program for homeless men and women, which she led as President for a decade.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Madeline Weinstein

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