About Us

The 2x4 foundation supports all women nationwide, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation, by partnering with grassroots nonprofits that provide them with essential services.

Our Beliefs
All women deserve support.

2x4 practices radical inclusivity, welcoming all women across a vast spectrum of identities and ideologies.

Women are the caretakers and peacemakers in our communities. Despite over 50% representation in our society, women are confronted by discrimination and inequality.

Uplifting women will positively affect their communities as well.

Essential needs come first.

2x4 supports nonprofits that provide essential services to women in the United States, including services related to women's health, education, and safety.
A woman struggling to meet her basic needs cannot reach her full potential.

Change begins at the grassroots level.

2x4 seeks out grassroots nonprofits working on the ground to uplift the lives of American women.
Historically, funding has skewed heavily towards the large nonprofits, but it’s at the grassroots level that sustainable, community-driven change begins.

Connection heals division.

2x4 acts as a connecting force in a fractured society.

Building bridges, sharing stories, and fostering community help to mitigate the polarizing attitudes dividing our country.

Recognition is owed to those doing the important work.

2x4 supports the women who commit their lives to benefiting their communities.

These strong, tireless, everyday heroes deserve our recognition, though they may never demand it.

Generosity has a ripple effect.

2x4 supports nonprofits that help women, who are then able to support others in their own communities.

Positive change ripples outwards, growing in power to affect many.

Our Mission

The supports nonprofits providing essential services that elevate the lives of women in this country.

We are a non-partisan group working for all women in the areas of health, education and safety.

The Name

A is the essential building block of a home—a single piece of wood working tirelessly in tandem with others to form a stronger whole. What a is to the home, women are to their communities, as leaders, caretakers and peacemakers.

Across America, women have established grassroots organizations that provide essential services to women. These nonprofits are vital to our communities yet their work often goes unnoticed.

The shines a light on and amplifies the voices of the true everyday heroes who are on the ground doing the work. To that end, we hope to create a haven for all women that will uplift our communities as a whole. At , we will strengthen our nation piece by piece—to, by and for women.

The Team

Co-founders Nikki Silver and Emily Won, joined by Jennifer Gardner Trulson, Joseph Gregory, and Amy Won, are donating their time and efforts to discover grassroots nonprofit organizations and pave the creative path of . Their combined careers in Media, Entertainment, Law, Education, Charitable Foundations, and LGBTQ+ programming is ’s secret sauce.

The Volunteer Network

The team at has enlisted a nationwide network of colleagues, friends and family who want to engage in active philanthropy. This network will find and visit nonprofits throughout the country, allowing for a greater reach.

Nikki Silver

Nikki Silver is an Emmy-award winning producer and Co-Founder of 2×4 foundation.

Nikki’s most recent films include “Monster,” based on the acclaimed novel, which aired on Netflix and the Sundance hit “Premature,” directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green. Previously, she produced “The Giver,” alongside Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” with longtime partner Tonya Lewis Lee.

Nikki began her career in children’s television producing the beloved “Reading Rainbow” for PBS. The series won 24 Emmys, including Best Children’s Series for five consecutive years. She has since produced scripted and documentary programming for a variety of networks including “Teenage Witness” for PBS, the American Master film “Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides,” Showtime’s “What’s Going On?”, “Viacom’s Miracle’s Boys,” “The Zack Files,” “The Puzzle Place,” “Backyard Safari” and “Outward Bound”.

A born and raised New Yorker, Nikki and her husband Brad are active philanthropists. She currently sits on the Directors Council at Penn Live Arts and the Board of Elluminate, Brad on the Netter Center and Children’s Aid. But to date, her greatest accomplishment is her three boys Harrison, Jack and Justin.

Emily Won

Emily Won is a former partner at K&L Gates and Co-Founder of 2×4 foundation.

Emily practiced in the areas of litigation and environmental law. She managed complex cases before federal and state courts and represented clients’ interests before federal and state environmental agencies. She worked at K&L Gates as Associate and then Partner in the Environment, Land and Natural Resources Group and, before that, she was affiliated with Pitney Hardin LLP and Squire Patton Boggs LLP. She also had the honor to serve as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Patricia A. Gaughan, Northern District of Ohio.

Emily is active with alumni organizations of the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Vice President of Communications for the Class of ’89 and Co-Chair of Student Engagement for the James Brister Society. She also volunteers her time to support the one2one USA Foundation.

Emily graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992. Emily lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two dogs.

The Board
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