Saturday, December 7, 2013
Nine out of 10 teachers in New Hampshire elementary schools teachers last year were female, according to the state Department of Education. This provides an excellent opportunity for women, as well as men, to apply for a Homes for Wildlife Action Grant Program mini-grant that will make a tremendous impact on young students.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
By creating the Women's Business Grant program, Ms. Passero intends to help other women-owned, Ontario-based businesses that use the principles of social consciousness, sustainability and innovation. The awards program includes two $12,500 grants. Businesses need to be wholly-owned by a woman and have been in business for three or more years in order to qualify for a grant. Businesses located in Niagara Falls are given special consideration.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
When Maria's son became incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility due to drug charges, she decided to begin providing art instruction to MCCF prisoners. But she needed about $4,500 in funding. She reached out to a company called Fractured Atlas where she received a fiscal sponsorship. Fractured Atlas works with artists to help them raise funds to support their work.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Verizon's Hopeline program refurbishes used phones, gives them 3,000 airtime minutes and texting, and gives the phones to domestic violence survivors through participating domestic violence agencies. The program has resulted in the distribution of hundreds of thousands of phones and cash grants of millions of dollars to partner agencies.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
The BOMA Project is a U.S. nonprofit whose purpose is to help women in Northern Kenya start micro-businesses in their communities. The program gives them the tools they need to start small businesses that will result in a source of income, the ability to feed their families, send their children to school and pay for medical care.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Women who own small businesses are invited to participate. Their businesses can be anything from providing financial services to designing jewelry. One participant receives a grant for $5,000 to help grow her business. The program gives participants the challenge of taking meeting space at a Fairfield Inn and developing the most creative use of the space to make the greatest impact on their businesses.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The focus on women in the military serves to make more people aware of women as a growing segment in the military. These women face many serious challenges that include sexual assault in the military, post-traumatic stress, unemployment and homelessness. The grants award non-profits who take on the challenge of helping female veterans get back on their feet by offering career development services.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The organization does not give grants to individuals or private businesses. Business owners who qualify for grant money must be existing non-profit organizations whose work utilizes strategies that foster social change and economic empowerment for women and girls. This includes low-income female headed households with children living in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton or Gwinnett counties, and girls up to age 18. Eligible organizations can apply for a general operating grant or a program grant.