It's not just about surviving, it's about thriving. So says The Women's Foundation of California with their mission of "creating a world where women, girls and their families can thrive." The not-for-profit foundation, a combination of The Women's Foundation (San Francisco) and Los Angeles Women's Foundation, annually provides about $4 million in grants to more than 1,000 organizations in California to support low-income women and girls. Programs include Homegirl Caf� (teaching former gang members the restaurant business), California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and the Rural Poverty Water Project. It also offers a year long public policy advocacy training program. The foundation was established in 1979.