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Archive for the 'Leadership Awards' Category

Springtime Celebration Gives Homeless Women Sense of Safety, Normalcy

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

As part of the Leadership Awards public vote (underway now), each organization up for the $5,000 award has been offered an opportunity to use The Women’s Foundation blog to state their case.  Today, Thrive DC discusses the sense of renewal and normalcy women felt while participating in a Springtime Celebration.  Read what these organizations have to say, then head over to our online poll and vote.  It might be the easiest $5,000 you’ll ever give to a great cause.  — The Women’s Foundation

An Encounter With Sexism

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

As part of the Leadership Awards public vote (underway now), each organization up for the $5,000 award has been offered an opportunity to use The Women’s Foundation blog to state their case.  Today, Jordana, a 14-year-old student who is in the City at Peace DC program, describes a frightening encounter with sexism.  City at Peace is a youth development organization that uses the performing arts to teach and promote cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution.  Read what these organizations have to say, then head over to our online poll and vote.  It might be the easiest $5,000 you’ll ever give to a great cause.  — The Women’s Foundation

Real Change Starts With Relationships

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Womens Circle SmallAs part of the Leadership Awards public vote (underway now), each organization up for the $5,000 award has been offered an opportunity to use The Women’s Foundation blog to state their case.  Today, IMPACT Silver Spring kicks things off by explaining how the power of relationships can change a community for the better.  Read what these organizations have to say, then head over to our online poll and vote.  It might be the easiest $5,000 you’ll ever give to a great cause.

The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

LeadershipAward ThumbnailIn today’s rundown: Vote and help one organization get $5,000 right here on our website!  |  Nominations are open for National Capital Philanthropy Day.

– The Women’s Foundation’s 2010 Leadership Awards online vote is now open.  The online vote gives the public the opportunity to choose which of the 10 Leadership Awardees should earn an additional $5,000.  Click here to check out these 10 outstanding organizations and vote.

Grants for Organizations That Help Those Who are “Between the Cracks & at the Intersections”

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Racism, classism, homophobia, oppression…diversity, cultural competency, inclusion, awareness…these are heady topics that have challenged (and frustrated) us as individuals, organizations, and a society for a very long time.  While many in our country could never have imagined they would live to see the day when an African-American man would be President, systems of oppression and marginalization abound.  We have come a long way in so many regards.  But we don’t need to look very far to see that we still have a long way to go

D.C. Government Slashes Funding for Some of the City’s Most Vulnerable Women

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Days after the District made the shocking announcement that $20 million had been cut from the homeless services budget for the 2010 fiscal year, advocates and organizations that provide shelter for the homeless are still reeling. One of The Women’s Foundation grantee partners is reaching out for help – as winter approaches and the organizations that assist the homeless face a crisis.

Calvary Women’s Services: When you’re serious about making a change.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Irene, a woman who lives at Calvary Women’s Shelter, recently said, “Calvary’s where you go when you’re serious about making a change.”

Irene credits her own new direction in life to the support she has received at Calvary. “Now, I do what I have to do. I just work on changing from the inside out.”

Fair Fund: Leadership Award meant far more than $15,000!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The following is an excerpt from the speech Caroline Tower-Morris gave as a representative of Fair Fund, to congratulate the newest Leadership Awardees and welcome them to The Women’s Foundation’s community.

Congratulations to Polaris Project, winner of the online vote!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Last night, The Women’s Foundation hosted what is my favorite event of the year–the Leadership Awards Reception–where we presented each of our 10 amazing awardees this year with their certificates and announced the winner of this year’s online vote.

This year’s vote–the second we’ve done–was incredible.  Last year, we brought in 1,187 votes total

New Leadership Awardee, Family PASS, cited as CNN Hero!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Here at The Women’s Foundation, we consider all of our Grantee Partners heroes.

But it’s still exciting to see one formally recognized for it!  Like when we learned that one of our new 2009 Leadership Awardees, Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (Family PASS), and its founder, Suezette Steinhardt, has just been named as a CNN Hero!