Since 1998, The Women’s Foundation has been fortunate to work with over 160 community-based organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls across the Washington region. Below are the Grantee Partners we have worked with in the past three years. *Denotes a currently funded Grantee Partner.
DC Action for Children seeks to support the healthy growth and development of all DC Children by providing data analysis and policy leadership on critical issues facing DC children and youth.
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute promotes opportunity and widespread prosperity for all residents of the District of Columbia through thoughtful policy solutions. DCFPI influences DC budget and policy decisions to reduce poverty and income inequality and to give residents the opportunity for a secure economic future. DCFPI accomplishes this through research and analysis, direct engagement with policymakers, and strategic partnerships with other organizations and individuals. Essential to accomplishing our mission, DCFPI also furthers ways to make DC public services more effective and to ensure the workings of DC government are open and accountable to the public.
DC Girls Coalition (DCGC)'s mission is to work to elevate and amplify the voices of young women, girls, femmes, non-conforming and young women/girls of color of trans experience in the District of Columbia. DCGC, comprised of youth-serving and advocacy organizations, will adopt and implement policy recommendations that centers their leadership and addresses their needs.
DCGC believe that in order to generate solutions that are affirming for all girls, including non-conforming, young women and girls of trans experience, we must see them as they are: multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, and dynamic.
We envision a city in which youth within these groups are at the table identifying solutions that will work for the issues they face every day. The DCGC strives to reduce the criminalization and adultification of girls of color, by uplifting girls as leaders and building a network of organizations dedicated to advocating with youth of color and adopting policies and practices that center around their needs.
The DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) is the designated sexual assault coalition for the District of Columbia. DCRCC is the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, and the only rape crisis center in the District of Columbia that has spent the past 46 years listening to the stories of survivors of sexual assault. In our 46th year, we are working to empower a culture of consent.
Identity’s mission is to create opportunities for Latino youth to believe in themselves and realize their highest potential.
Grant Purpose: To support Joining Voices, an advocacy project in Prince George’s County that empowers parents and child care providers to articulate the importance of quality child care for family stability, school readiness and economic growth, with a focus on sustaining and increasing funds for early care and education services.
Prince George's Child Resource Center (PGCRC) helps create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. Each year, PGCRC provides family support services to over 1,500 families and training to over 2,000 child care providers, parents and human services workers potentially touching the lives of nearly half a million children since 1990. The organization conducts home visits, provides child development education, links families to community services, and provides adult education.
Grant Purpose: To support advocacy that promotes policy changes in early childhood that cover the birth to eight continuum at the local, state, and federal level by connecting and aligning policy opportunities at all levels and mobilize stakeholders, especially providers and parents, to weigh in on policy decisions.
Established in 1994, Voices for Virginia's Children, a member of the national Voices for America's Children network, is a statewide multi-issue children's policy research and advocacy organization. The Northern Virginia office was established in 2006 to focus on the particular needs of children in Northern Virginia. The organization works to ensure that policymakers, stakeholders and advocates understand and respond to the needs of the Commonwealth's children, especially those who are disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable.
Wonders creates and advances diverse learning communities that teach the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility. The Equity in Early Learning Initiative is a partnership among Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day, The Campagna Center, and School Readiness Consulting. It seeks to develop best practices in early childhood leadership, teaching and learning, and family engagement around equity-focused practice, and to develop a clear agenda to elevate the DC metro area as an early learning model for exemplary work in equity leadership and social justice education at the programming, systems, local policy, and state/national advocacy levels.
Grant Purpose: To support the EMPOwER Generations program, a partnership with College Success Foundation-DC, serving middle school aged girls and their mothers or female caregivers through a two-generation strategy that includes education and training for women, and school and community-based academic supports for girls.
YWCA National Capital Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The organization has more than 100 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for low-income women and their families. Today, it is working to ensure that the majority of women and girls of color in high need communities across the national capital area have the resources and support necessary to achieve personal, educational and professional success.
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