Womenade Bostonis a Boston-based women's giving circle dedicated to philanthropic efforts that raise awareness and funds for programs that positively impact the lives of women and girls in the Boston area. Womenade Boston is part of a growing movement focused on collective giving as a means to increase impact in the community.
And the winners are.....
2014 Womenade Boston Grant Recipients Announced! Thanks to all of our members, guests and finalist organizations for making our June 16th Voting Meeting an exciting and memorable evening! This year, Womenade Boston welcomed 6 impressive non-profit organizations, which had been selected as finalists through a competitive evaluation process, to make presentations to our membership. After an evening filled with inspiring stories, program data and discussion, Womenade Boston giving circle members cast their votes and selected the following grantees for 2014. Each winner will receive a grant of $23,500.
In the category of organizations supporting teen girls, two grantees were chosen:
Community Rowing - G-ROW - G-ROW is a Community Rowing program for Boston Public School's high school girls which combines the sport of rowing with intense academic and mentoring support to help girls find their strengths, build strong and lasting relationships, improve their academics, focus on college, and grow into healthy and competent young women. Womenade funding will help G-ROW invest in a number of program activities as well as connect its broader support network of "Grace, Grit, and Glory" participants with past and current team members for career and enhanced social supports.
My Life My Choice - The Survivor Mentoring Program at MLMC pairs exploited girls, or girls at high risk of exploitation, with an adult female mentor who is a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation. Womenade funding will support its Enhancing Exploitation Prevention Services for Hispanic Girls Initiative. Funding will enable MLMC to hire a bi-lingual Survivor Mentor to support these girls, connect with their families, and increase the cultural competency of MLMC programs for serving Hispanic adolescent girls.
In the category of organizations supporting women aged 21 and older, 1 grantee was chosen:
Compass Working Capital- Founded in 2005, Compass Working Capital, Inc. provides financial coaching and savings programs that empower working, low-income families to build assets, achieve their financial goals, and become financially stable. Compass focuses on launching and expanding an innovative, asset building model for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, a historically underutilized employment and savings program for families in federally subsidized (Section 8) housing. Compass Working Capital is seeking support for their Compass Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) in Boston.
Our Mission Womenade Boston is dedicated to philanthropic efforts that raise awareness and funds for programs that positively impact the lives of women and girls in the Boston area.
Giving Circles are a form of shared giving and social investment networking. Giving circle members pool donations and engage in collective decision-making about how to place funds. (Visit the Giving Circles Network website for more information about giving circle.) We welcome all women interested in making a difference to become members of the giving circle.
Download the Womenade Boston Giving Circle one-page overview here.