Since its Spring 2006 inception, the Fund has awarded 225 grants, totaling over $2 million to organizations in the Philadelphia region that are committed to advancing equity, safety and justice for women and girls.
Spring 2015 Community Women's Fund Grantees
ChessPenn Health Services - $10,000
To continue the expansion of its Prenatal Health in Coatesville: seeking a match for a challenge grant to expand a prenatal program in Coatesville from 4 hours/week to 5 days/week.
Why Not Prosper - $15,000
For their work in supporting women transitioning out of incarceration to find employment, remain substance free and to be reunited with their children.
Girls on the Run Philly - $5,000
To expand their program to two additional low-income communities to help girls be strong, healthy and confident through their sports-based leadership development program.
Girls Rock Philly - $10,000
To expand their services and community engagement to empower girls and women through music education and activities that foster leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
For their work in Chester County to provide integrated services to immigrant women survivors of domestic violence.
Women’s Medical Fund - $20,000
To protect and expand access to abortion through direct services, advocacy and education.
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.