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New Grants Will Support Efforts to Improve Asset Building, Workforce Development & Early Education

By Nicky Goren on December 13th, 2012

At Washington Area Women’s Foundation, we know that it’s possible to transform lives and our region by investing in women and girls. Today, I’m excited to announce that The Women’s Foundation is investing $805,000 in 23 local nonprofits that are working to improve the economic security of women and girls.

These grants will touch the lives of 5,000 women and children who are living in poverty. The Grantee Partners include organizations like:

  • Northern Virginia Family Service, which will use a grant to support their Training Futures job training program;
  • Latino Economic Development Center, which will provide women with financial counseling, coaching and training; and
  • Prince George’s Child Resource Center, whose advocacy efforts will raise awareness about the importance of high quality child care and the need for access to these programs by low-income families.

The entire list of Grantee Partners can be found at the bottom of this post.

While we are thrilled to have the opportunity to help 5,000 women and children move closer to economic security, there are still over 260,000 women and girls living in poverty in our community. We have the potential to change that and transform the economic future of our region by investing in their financial security .

New Grants

Grants from the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative:
AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation ($25,000)
CentroNia ($40,000)
Fairfax Futures ($50,000)
Hopkins House ($50,000)
Mission: Readiness ($25,000)
National Black Child Development Institute ($10,000)
Prince George’s Child Resource Center ($15,000)
Ready at Five ($25,000)
Voices for Virginia’s Children ($50,000)
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts ($30,000)

Grantmaking focused on financial education, asset building, workforce development and jobs:
Academy of Hope ($30,000)
Capital Area Asset Builders ($40,000)
CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center ($40,000)
Goodwill of Greater Washington ($50,000)
Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative ($15,000)
Latino Economic Development Center ($50,000)
Montgomery College Foundation ($30,000)
Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington’s Capital Area Foreclosure Network ($20,000)
Northern Virginia Family Service ($50,000)
Prince George’s Community College Foundation ($30,000)
So Others Might Eat (SOME) ($50,000)
The Training Source, Inc. ($50,000)
Year Up ($30,000)

For more information on our latest round of grantmaking, please click here.


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