Since its Spring 2006 inception, the Fund has awarded 210 grants, totaling $2,174,021.00 to organizations in the Philadelphia region who are committed to helping improve the lives and future of women and girls.
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.
Fall 2013 Community Women’s Fund Grantees
The following organizations received grants from our Community Women’s Fund during the Fall 2013 cycle. Though many organizations received funding to support a particular project, several received general operating support to continue to fulfill their overall missions.
Camp Sojourner - $10,000
Girls’ Leadership Camp is a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls. At Camp Sojourner, girls have the chance to get out of the city for a magical one-week sleepaway camp experience. Girls also get involved in our year-round leadership, arts, and service activities in Philadelphia. This grant supports its general operations.
Career Wardrobe - $10,000
The Career Wardrobe's mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs which inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. They do this by providing professional work attire, educational programs and networking tools and opportunities. Career Wardrobe will use its grant to expand its pilot program collaborating with local Latina serving nonprofits in an effort to expand its serves to Spanish-speaking women in Philadelphia.
Friends of Farmworkers - $10,000
At Friends of Farmworkers works to improve the lives of Pennsylvania's low-wage agricultural workforce. This grant will support its Voces de Trabajadores project that brings informal chats to immigrant, female farmworkers to learn about sexual harrassment laws and their rights in combatting sexual harrassment.
Gearing Up - $10,000
Gearing Up is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide women in transition from drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, and/or homelessness with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth. Gearing Up will use its grant for general operating.
HIAS Pennsylvania - $10,000
HIAS Pennsylvania resettles, reunites and represents migrants who are of limited means residing in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. It seeks the fair treatment and full integration of immigrants from all backgrounds into American society. HIAS PA will use this grant to collaborate with the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate immigration services to immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence in Chester County.
Lutheran Settlement House - $10,000
Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia.LSH's grant will support its CARD - Counselors Aiding in Recovery from Domestic Violence - program which is a weekly support group for incarcerated women at RIverside Correctional Facility who have experienced domestic violence.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey provides health care, sex education, family planning and reproductive health information to thousands of women throughout southern New Jersey. This grant will assist the organization’s general operations in providing over 90 women with family planning gynecological health care services over the next 12 months.
Women Against Abuse - $15,000
Women Against Abuse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, is Philadelphia's leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country.This grant will support its efforts in establishing a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic violence among health and human service providers and law enforcement systems in Philadelphia.
Women's Resource Center - $5,000
The mission of the Women's Resource Center (WRC) is to support women, strengthen families and build community in Chester County through information, referral, counseling, legal and education services. This grant will support its Legal Consultation Program expansion to reach out and assist women veterans.
Women’s Therapy Center - $10,000
Women’s Therapy Center is a private, non-profit psychotherapy center providing affordable, high-quality therapeutic services for adult women. Women’s Therapy Center’s goal is to empower women to live their best, healthiest and most powerful lives by providing services from a feminist perspective and ensuring that women find the therapist and services that best meet their needs. Grant funds will help provide access to mental health care for low-income women.
Youth Services Inc. - $10,000
Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. YSI offers accessible, quality services to at-risk children and families. They accomplish this by providing comprehensive services that strengthen families, foster self-sufficiency and develop the health and well-being of children and the family unit. This grant will support its theory-based Teen Success program for at-risk young mothers.