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National Archives Foundation Launches New Women Focused Fund

March 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the National Archives Foundation celebrates Women’s History Month by launching the Rightfully Hers Fund to support and encourage research, public programs, exhibitions, and educational materials focussing on the impactful narrative of American women as found in the records of the National Archives.

 “As a journalist, I know that stories of pioneers and trail-blazers can inspire and change the world,” said National Archives Foundation Board member Soledad O’Brien. “The chronicles of our American history are full of such stories about women who faced great moments of adversity with the courage to change the world and had a major role in doing so,” O’Brien added.

The Archives contains well-known and some of the lesser-known stories of past heroines, this new fund will bring to light the roles of a diverse number of women who made positive contributions in our nation’s struggles.

A generous member of the National Archives Foundation has offered to match dollar-for-dollar the first $20,000 donated to the fund.


About the National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at

About the National Archives

The National Archives is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving our Government’s records so that people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at: