partners

together—
for women
everywhere

It’s only with our incredible partners that we’re able to reach more women in more places. We support organizations that truly work for empowerment— by enabling opportunity for agency and employment, uplifting communities, and creating resources for mental health and wellbeing.

nyc

Founded in 2014, the kate spade new york foundation is focused on supporting organizations working to empower women here in the new york city area.

black girls smile

Black Girls Smile Inc. was founded with a mission to provide young black women with education, resources, and support to lead mentally healthy lives. BGS' mission is grounded in research, focus group findings, and personal experiences highlighting the under-served and underrepresented mental health needs of young black women.

crisis text line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

girls inc of nyc

Girls Inc. of New York City inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, delivering life transforming programs to girls and young women throughout New York City.

girls who code

Girls Who Code is reaching girls around the world and on track to close the gender gap in new entry-level tech jobs by 2030.

grace institute

Grace Institute is one of only a few workforce development programs in NYC focused solely on women, and is unique in its commitment of training for administrative jobs that provide opportunities for advancement.

international rescue committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

lower east side girls club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club is training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial, and environmental leaders. Girls Club members overcome adversity, perceive opportunity, develop self-confidence, make ethical decisions and healthy life choices, thrive academically, embrace leadership, and have the ability to enter college or the workforce as fully prepared and connected adults.

the moth

The Moth celebrates the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience. Our work allows people all over the world and from all walks of life: astronauts, students, a dental hygienist, a hotdog eating champion, and everyone in between, to share their stories on stage in front of a live audience.

national council for mental well-being

The National Council for Mental Well-being condusts Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program. Through MHFA they have trained more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

rising tide capital

Rising Tide Capital provides business development services designed to transform lives by helping individuals start and grow successful businesses; build communities through collaborations with other nonprofits, higher education institutions, corporations, and public agencies; and create a scalable program model with measurable impact which can be replicated in communities of need across the U.S

per scholas

Per Scholas envisions a technology workforce as diverse as the customers it serves. Per Scholas’ mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers, and to connect skilled talent to leading businesses.

“With the support of the Kate Spade New York Foundation, Rising Tide Capital has been able to concentrate on the mental resilience and well-being of our entrepreneurs through restorative practices and offerings, during what has been some of the most challenging years for them.”

Rising Tide Capital

usa

born this way foundation

Born This Way Foundation leverages innovative programming and partnerships to model, convene, and support healthy conversations about mental wellness, to connect youth with resources and services that support their mental health – online and offline, and to encourage and build communities that understand and prioritize mental and emotional wellness.

crisis text line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

dress for success

Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

trevor project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

“With Kate Spade’s participation in 2020, we were able to catalyze more than 112M unique acts of kindness, and 10 thousand units of product to women and girls in need.”

Born This Way

rwanda

abahizi rwanda

Abahizi Rwanda manufactures high quality handbags and accessories for a range of global fashion international clients in our CMT factory and we are driven by our social commitment to uplift the livelihoods of our employees and transform the community in which we operate.

africa yoga project

Africa Yoga Project educates, empowers, elevates and expands employability with youth in Africa using the transformational practice of yoga. Our vision is to create opportunities for youth to step into their greatness and become self-sustaining leaders in their communities.

africa entrepreneurship collective

African Entrepreneur Collective staff, board, and volunteers are all in. Similar to our entrepreneurs, we work hard to find data-driven solutions to our daily work, while keeping our eye on the big picture.

isooko

Isooko’s mission is to support the development of Rwandan communities by empowering women and youth through comprehensive and inclusive programs focused on health, education, and economy. We provide access to the space, tools, and resources to drive positive change and sustainable social and economic progress.

general architecture collective

GAC creates inclusive and thoughtfully designed architectural spaces in East Africa that help sustain businesses, communities, and the environment.

resonate

Resonate’s vision is to create a world where women and girls are leaders in creating the changes they want to see in their lives and communities. We aim to do this by pioneering a new approach to global development, and changing the way that capacity building is delivered worldwide. We partner with groups providing skills and education, and integrate our leadership and confidence-building workshops into their existing programming.

global

trevor project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

shout uk

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Should UK launched publicly in May 2019 and had more than 500,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.

“Kate spade has raised awareness of Trevor's resources for LGBTQ young people, and provided necessary funds to help Trevor expand our programming to serve more LGBTQ youth in crisis.”

Trevor Project