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Fund for Women Announces Record-Breaking $249,575 in Grants for 2023

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Grants awarded to nonprofits serving women and girls in all three counties

The Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $249,575 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations, serving women and girls in all three Delaware counties.

This is the largest amount the FFW has granted in a single year. Since it began awarding grants in 1994, the FFW has awarded 377 grants totaling more than $3.2 million dollars. The FFW’s one-year grant offers organizations seed money for innovative, creative programming, or funding to continue or expand programs where effectiveness has been demonstrated.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware (Statewide) – $15,000 to expand Girls On The Run teams and programming to 10 more clubs

CHILD, Inc. (Statewide) – $15,000 to fund transitional housing for 11 victims of intimate partner violence and their 21 children

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (Statewide) – $15,000 for a culturally competent breast health outreach program to reach underserved Hispanic populations in Delaware

Delaware Center for Justice (Statewide) – $15,000 to provide training and case management to help women re-entering the community after incarceration

First State Abortion Fund (Statewide) – $15,000 to provide education and resources to break down barriers for women’s healthcare services.

First State Community Action Agency (Statewide) – $15,000 for a homelessness prevention program for households headed by single mothers

Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation (Statewide) – $15,000 for partial education scholarships for at-risk Delaware women

Jewish Family Services of Delaware (Statewide) – $15,000 for mental health care for women experiencing perinatal and postpartum depression

Junior League of Wilmington (New Castle County) – $15,000 to provide period products to the community through a network of partners

La Esperanza, Inc. (Sussex County) – $5,200 to establish a digital and financial literacy program for Hispanic women

La Red Health Center, Inc. (Kent & Sussex County) – $15,000 for prenatal care for uninsured patients

Latin American Community Center (New Castle County) – $15,000 for life skills, career and mental health workshops for Hispanic women in abusive relationships

Read Aloud Delaware (New Castle & Sussex County) – $15,000 to teachHispanic mothers to support their children’s literacy development from an early age through music, movement and storytelling

Survivor Ventures (Statewide) – $15,000 to help survivors of trafficking to re-enter the workforce by supporting local startup ventures

Survivors of Abuse in Recovery (Statewide) – $15,000 to provide therapy to victims of sexual abuse and assault who are either uninsured or unable to afford recovery services

Urban Bike Project of Wilmington (New Castle County) – $9,375 to fund GirlCYCLE Summer Camp, including biking, art projects and training on bicycle mechanics

Vision To Learn (Statewide) — $10,000 to provide eye exams and glasses to girls in Delaware underserved communities

YMCA of Delaware (Sussex County) – $15,000 for job training and a pathway to employment for teen girls