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
• Debt reduction
• Individual scholarships
• Individual medical procedures
• Indirect costs of any percentage
• Already incurred expenses
• Hospitality expenses (i.e. food, parties, party supplies, receptions)
See projects funded through 2009-2010 funding cycle
See projects funded through 2008-2009 funding cycle
Please Join us in congratulating the following agencies:
Emmaus House, a homeless shelter for women and children:
$2300 to replace the second floor hallway carpet and the purchase of a double bed for the staff bedroom. The new carpeting will replace the well worn twenty-two year old carpet and will provide clean and safe protection for residents and children. The bed will replace a 25 year old twin bed that
is currently in place.
Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program for their "Women in Math and Science" project:
$1,000 to teach female High School students about careers in math and science through research, field trips, and guest speakers.
The YWCA's New Horizons, a residential program
serving runaway and homeless girls ages 16 to 21:
$2,380 for a new, energy efficient washer and dryer. The grant will also cover the cost of installing the equipment on the facility's main floor. The goal of this project is to save money on operational costs, improve equipment durability and provide residents improved life-skills.
2008-2009 Grant Recipients
Women's Employment Resource Center (WERC):
Job training for women in the rural areas of Herkimer County to help women achieve personal and financial independence. ($4,493)
Family Services' Bill Payer Program:
For screening and training 30 new volunteers to help women (90% of whom are over the age of 60) with monthly bill payment, checkbook balancing and budgeting.
Enables women to remain independent and living in their own homes, saving them from eviction notices and unwanted placement in residential facilities. ($1,700)
Parkway Senior Center:
"Senior Works" Project, enabling senior women to meet weekly to share their writings and art work.
Provides socialization and an outlet for creative expression promoting positive physical and mental health. The participants will publish a journal of their works. ($1,000)
Thea Bowman House:
A family development program for women, many of whom are refugees from Sudan, Liberia, Somalia and Burma, as well as a significant number of Latino women. The program will provide interpreters to promote the social and emotional well-being of women who have been traumatized by violence and war. ($4,800)
The Girls Scouts Foothills Council:
"Real Beauty Workshop for Girls," an innovative program designed to help young women build positive self-esteem by understanding and dealing with feelings about physical appearance, providing the tools to help overcome beauty pressures and build a positive self-image. ($1,900)