About Holding Our Own

 Holding Our Own’s mission is to incite and support feminist social justice in the Capital Region.

Holding Our Own, Inc., the women’s foundation of New York State’s Capital Region, was established in 1982 to create and advance feminist social and economic change.  As a multiracial, multicultural foundation led by women of color, HOO occupies a unique position among New York’s Capital Region’s philanthropic, advocacy, and social justice organizations. We bridge multiple communities–communities of color, the philanthropic community and social change work; between heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, and predominantly white led and predominantly people of color led organizations.