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What we DO fund:

• Direct project and personnel costs
• Related administrative and office expenses essential to the project
• Equipment or capital expenditures that directly benefit women and girls
• The priority is for funding grants which directly impact the health, safety and basic welfare of women and girls

What we DON’T fund:

• Ongoing operating expenses
• Religious or political purposes
• Underwriting for fund raising events
• Endowments
• Debt reduction
• Individual scholarships
• Individual medical procedures
• Indirect costs of any percentage
• Already incurred expenses
• Hospitality expenses (i.e. food, parties, party supplies, receptions)

2017 Grant Recipients

The Board of Directors approved grants to the following organizations in critical areas including domestic violence, drug treatment programs and health and education related programs.

Awarded a grant to refurbish Hall House, a temporary emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Comfort House {Abraham House}
Awarded a grant to provide “care packages” to be gifted to their clients since the average length of stay is 7-10 days. Last year they served 20 women and requested 100 care packages.

Griffiss Institute/CNY Drone Project
Awarded a grant for instructor cost. It will be used to train women as trainers in the technology of drones and other STEM activities in their Women in Drones Project.

Thea Bowman
Awarded a grant to expand the DOVE program - DOVE (domestic violence ended). Funds will be used to hire a part time DOVE coordinator for a pre-k program. Currently they only work with children in school.

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc
Awarded a grant to assist in their aftercare program in Oneida and Herkimer Counties for individuals and families who are in early recovery from substance use and related disorders.

Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
Awarded a grant for the domestic violence program enabling them to hire a staff person during non-traditional hours to provide counseling and advocacy services in the residential program.

2016 Grant Recipients

Women's Employment & Resource Center

Click here for more details regarding 2016 grant recipients

2015 Grant Recipients

Please join us in congratulating the following agencies:

VNA Homecare  (Maternal Child Health Nursing Division)
Provide supplies for 100 un-insured or underinsured women that will include items not covered by other programs that are essential for their newborn children.

Thea Bowman House, Inc.
Subsidize child care costs for women currently enrolled in post-secondary education and training programs.

Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program (YSLPP)
Funding for 12 girls, ages 11 – 14, in the Utica City School District to attend the Young Scholars program in association with Utica College to enable them to explore careers in science and math.

2014 Grant Recipients

On Point for College
Arraigning the enrollment, counseling, supplies, transportation, housing and one going supports for at risk females students entering college.

Utica Bike Rescue, Inc.
Funding for a 4 work bicycle mechanics class exclusively by and for girls and women.

Insight House CDS, Inc.
Funding to help women establish healthy habits and rehabilitate the whole person, one time purchase of exercise equipment and meditation chairs.

2013 Grant Recipients

Women's Employment & Resource Center
MAMI Interpreters
YWCA of the Mohawk Valley
On Point for College
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees

2012 Grant Recipients

Herkimer ARC
Mohawk Valley Center for Refuges
Young Scholars
Resource Center for Independent Living
Upstate Cerebral Palsy

2011 Grant Recipients

Emmaus House
Herkimer ARC
Legal Aid
Samaritan Counseling

2010 Grant Recipients

Aids Community Resources
Boys & Girls Club
Health Friends

2009 Grant Recipients

Emmaus House, a homeless shelter for women and children:
Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program
The YWCA's New Horizons

2008 Grant Recipients

Women's Employment Resource Center (WERC)
Family Services' Bill Payer Program
Parkway Senior Center
Thea Bowman House
The Girls Scouts Foothills Council