Since its Spring 2006 inception, the Fund has awarded 220 grants, totaling $2,254,021 to organizations in the Philadelphia region that are committed to advancing equity, safety and justice for women and girls.
Fall 2014 Community Women's Fund Grantees
To provide culturally sensitive and language-appropriate reproductive and sexual health education to at least 150 African and Caribbean refugee women in the Philadelphia area.
Friends of Farmworkers – $9,000
To sustain the ‘Voces de Trabajadoras’ project, which uses specialized outreach methods to inform immigrant and migrant female farmworkers with the tools to assert their legal rights and challenge workplace exploitation and violence .
Girls Justice League – $5,000
To support the organization’s mission to achieve social, educational and economic justice for girls through participatory research and social activism training.
Home of the Sparrow – $10,000
To provide to providing 200-300 homeless women with transitional housing, rental assistance life skills development support and job training.
To bring self-sufficiency to underserved and previously incarcerated women by advocating for gender-responsive and trauma-informed care.
To support ‘¡Pa'Adelante!’, a reunification group for immigrant mothers who have recently received custody or sponsorship of children from their home countries in Central America.
Lutheran Settlement House – $7,000
To expand the ‘Men Can’ campaign to engage men in the movement to end domestic violence through events, trainings and media outreach.
SeniorLAW Center – $9,000
To provide legal, educational and advocacy services for older women who are at risk of losing their homes as a result of foreclosure, fraud, financial exploitation, sheriff sale and other legal crises.
Therapy Center of Philadelphia (formerly known as Women’s Therapy Center) – $10,000
To provide affordable, gender-responsive psychotherapy services to communities that lack access to quality mental health care.
Youth Service, Inc – $8,000
To support its ‘Teen Success’ program, which provides pregnant and parenting teens with educational support and life skills development training.
Spring 2014 Community Women’s Fund Grantees
The following organizations received grants from our Community Women’s Fund during the Spring 2014 cycle. Of the nine organizations, four have never received WOMEN'S WAY funding before.
ArtWell - $7,000
To support its Art of Growing Up program for girls in underserved communities experiencing violence in Phila that introduces girls to female rights of passage traditions opening their eyes to the significance of moving into adulthood and their connections to other young women.
Black Women's Health Alliance - $5,000
To support a new Teen Dating Violence Initative - using evidence-based curriculum - that seeks to prevent dating abuse and helps teens identify negative dating relationships.
ChesPenn Health Services - $10,000
To support the expansion of its Prenatal Health in Coatesville: seeking a match for a challenge grant to expand prenatal program in Coatesville from 4hours/week to 5 days/week.
Refugee Women's Textile Initiative - $6,000
To expand the organization's capacity in providing community-based textile programming for refugee women that helps promote economic self-sufficiency and economic justice for refugee Burmese, Bhutanese and Iraqi women in Philadelphia. This program is an expansion of the Turning Point Prize awarded to Jessica Lee by WOMEN'S WAY and the Women for Social Innovation in 2013.
SEAMAAC - $9,000
To support its Asian immigrant women's health program to increase health screenings among female uninsured Asian women and to educate immigrant and refugee women about the importance of health screenings.
The Center Foundation - $9,000
To support one-on-one mentoring to teenage mothers and low-income women struggling with varied barriers to self-sufficiency.
Why Not Prosper - $10,000
To support its work with women transitioning out of the PA prison system and helping them become responsible, self-sufficient women through education, housing and employment trainings services.
To support the staffing needs of its affordable housing development program for low-income women & their families.
Women's Medical Fund - $15,000
To support its work in providing financial assistance and phone counseling for women and teens choosing to terminate a pregnancy along with advocacy for reproductive justice.