2015 Grants

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring
Boston, MA
$12,500 in support of mentoring programs for youth in foster care.

America SCORES New England
Jamaica Plain, MA
$10,000 in support of the Leadership in Action program for middle school girls.

Artists For Humanity, Inc.
Boston, MA
$15,000 in support of the Youth Arts Enterprise, a year-round entrepreneurship program offering urban youth paid employment in the arts.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boston, MA
$15,000 in support of the Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program, which provides emergency shelter and culturally competent support services to Asian victims and survivors of domestic violence, as well as prevention-focused community education and outreach.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boston, MA
$10,000 Sylvia Simmons Best Practice Award

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$20,000 in support of one-to-one and group mentoring for Boston-area girls.

Bikes Not Bombs
Jamaica Plain, MA
$15,000 in support of Girls in Action: Pathways to Leadership, an athletic and academic enrichment program.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Cambridge, MA
$20,000 in support of the Youth Leadership Corps, an initiative to engage youth in sexual violence prevention work in their communities.

Boston Debate League
Boston MA
$4,000 to send six girls to the annual Women’s Debate Institute (WDI) in Minnesota.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Boston MA
$15,000 in support of the Single Parent House and services for homeless mothers.

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.
Boston MA
$15,000 in support of the statewide SafeLink domestic violence hotline.

Chelsea Collaborative
Chelsea, MA
$10,000 in support of the Boston Bantu Girls program, a weekly empowerment group for Somali Bantu middle and high school girls aged 13–18+, to provide a safe and secure social environment for academic, leadership, personal, and community development.

Chelsea Education Foundation
f/b/o Intergenerational Literacy Program
Chelsea, MA
$12,500 in support of the Intergenerational Literacy Program, which provides free English literacy instruction to immigrant parents and free, literacy-focused instruction to their children.

Community Art Center, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 in support of girls-only groups in the organization’s School Age Child Care and Teen Media programs, which provide leadership opportunities and promote healthy social and emotional development through the arts.

Community Rowing, Inc.
Brighton, MA
$10,000 in support of G-ROW Boston, a rowing leadership and academic support program for girls in the Boston Public School (BPS) system.

Crittenton Women’s Union
Boston, MA
$15,000 in support of providing assessment, counseling, and short-term training to low-income women at the Cambridge-based Mobility Mentoring Center.

“E”  Inc.
Charlestown, MA
$10,000 in support of bringing the Teen Green Team program, an afterschool program for teen girls that incorporates hands-on science instruction and leadership development, to the Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury.

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council
Boston, MA
$15,000 in support of the Familiar Apoyo program (formerly called Latina ESOL), which provides English language instruction, counseling, health education, continuing education assistance, and referrals to pregnant and parenting Latina immigrant women.

Film Collaborative
Waltham, MA
$10,000 in support of MEDIAGIRLS’ expansion to a second low-income Boston public school while it also prepares for its next phase, in which college volunteers majoring in communications at Boston University will teach the curriculum to middle-school girls.

Found in Translation
Medford, MA
$12,000 in support of a medical interpreter certificate course designed to increase employment opportunities for bilingual women.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of Fab Factor, a diversity initiative to increase membership recruitment and retention of urban girls.

Girls’ LEAP (LEAP Self-Defense)
Dorchester, MA
$15,000 in support of empowerment and self-defense programming in Dorchester and Roxbury as part of the organization’s Deep Roots Initiative.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston
Jamaica Plain, MA
$5,000 in operating support for the organization, which aims to empower girls through music education and performance.

HarborCOV, Inc.
Chelsea, MA
$15,000 in support of the Self Determination Project, which provides education, healing and self-sufficiency opportunities for women affected by domestic violence.

HomeStart, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of the Court Intervention Project, which promotes housing stability and self-sufficiency for women.

Hyde Square Task Force, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA
$15,000 in support of WEPA! (Women Empowered for Progress and Action), which provides dance, fitness and sports instruction to middle and high school girls.

Interseminarian – Project Place, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of a work skills and employment training program for homeless individuals.

Justice Resource Institute
f/b/o My Life My Choice
Needham, MA
$15,000 in support of expanding its Survivor Mentoring Program to include educational and career development opportunities.

Justice Resource Institute
f/b/o Rediscovery
Waltham, MA
$15,000 in support of the YouthHarbors program, which provides support for unaccompanied and homeless youth age 17 to 21.

Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
Boston, MA
$18,000 in support of the Promise Project, which works to ensure that pregnant and parenting teens receive the appropriate support and resources they need to succeed academically, graduate, and pursue further educational and professional goals.

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health, Inc.
Dorchester MA
$15,000 in support of Teens Lead at Work, a leadership development program in which teens lead workplace safety and harassment prevention training.

Mediation Works Incorporated
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of the organization’s collaboration with Dress for Success Boston, helping women develop skills to negotiate for salary, benefits, and job conditions.

Mothers for Justice and Equality, Inc.
Roxbury, MA
$12,000 in support of the MJE Civic Leadership Academy, an eight-week training module focused on strategies and techniques in restorative justice and public and civic actions.

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in support of the Reproductive Health Community Leadership Project, which provides comprehensive reproductive health education and leadership development opportunities to Latina immigrant women.

The Nature Conservancy
Concord, NH
$34,000 as the final payment of a $100,000, three-year pledge to support the Nature Conservancy’s expansion of the Green Hills Preserve, through the acquisition of adjacent natural forest land.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Newmarket, NH
$15,000 in support of the environmental work of women, children, and youth in greater Boston.

One Hen
Needham, MA
$10,000 in support of One Hen Academy‘s after-school financial literacy and leadership program.

Project Hope
Roxbury MA
$20,000 in support of Adult Educational Services, which provides basic adult education, ESOL instruction, GED preparation, and career counseling to low-income women.

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.
Roxbury Crossing, MA
$12,500 in support of the Gaining Independence For Tomorrow (GIFT) program, which works with girls ages 13–22 who have been victimized or are deemed at high risk for commercial sexual exploitation.

The Social Innovation Forum
Boston MA
$30,000 in sponsorship of the 2016 social issue track “Overcoming Barriers to Education, Employment, and Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women and Girls,” in collaboration with a Women & Girls Funding Collaborative.

Sociedad Latina, Inc.
Roxbury, MA
$15,000 in support of the Mission Possible! Program, a STEM mentoring program.

South Boston en Accion
South Boston, MA
$15,000 in support of the Weekday ESOL Program, which offers English language classes for Latinas in South Boston.

Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in support of the HEY Sister tennis and academic enrichment program for girls ages 10-17.

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
Dorchester MA
$15,000 in support of GRLZradio.org, a media literacy and youth development program for at-risk girls.

Strong Women, Strong Girls Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of the organization’s group mentoring program for girls in Boston.

Victim Rights Law Center
Boston, MA
$15,000 to provide civil legal services to victims of rape and sexual assault in the areas of safety, privacy, housing, education, immigration, and financial stability.

Web of Benefit, Inc.
Wellesley, MA
$10,000 in support of the Transition to Self-Sufficiency Program, which provides domestic violence survivors with mini-grants designed to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Women’s Lunch Place Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in general operating support of the daytime shelter, which offers meals and essential services for women in need.

Roxbury, MA
$12,500 in support of Teen Voices Rising, an all-girls writing program for teens with a focus on feminist and social justice causes.

YWCA Boston, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of health and wellness educational programming for girls.