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Spring 2014



1 girl

Toledo, OH - $500

A leadership development program for low income middle school girls that is facilitated by college-aged women.

 A Change of Harp

Philadelphia, PA - $800

A showcase of local female and minority performers in support of new music and the classical arts.

American Women’s Self Defense Association

Mason City, IA - $800

The annual AWSDA training symposium is designed to train self-defense instructors how to present our four-hour awareness and prevention course.

Art Therapy Institute

Durham, NC - $750

Vision & Hope is designed to support adolescent refugee girls in the areas of personal health and wellbeing, inter and intrapersonal growth and development, educational sustainability and job readiness.

Children Overcoming Obstacles in Life

Baltimore, MD - $500

A focused program for girls that offers experiential learning, academic tutoring and mentoring.

CHOICES Women’s Center

Charleston, SC - $855

Project Ex-Cite is focused on helping elder women prevent depression through attending educational and social events with other elders to improve their mental and physical health. 

Evolve Dance

Los Angeles, CA - $1050

Evolve Dance will provide community dance and creative movement programming residences with professional dancers in three shelters in Vietnam for young women survivors of human trafficking.

For Youth Inquiry

Chicago, IL - $1000

An 8-week interactive participatory theatre program to educate and spark safe conversations about sexual violence.

Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program

Oakland, CA - $750

The goal is to provide survival tools for young woman ages 13-24 of all sizes from low income communities who may struggle with body image and self-esteem.

Grace Hand for Africa

Mbeya, Tanzania - $750

Sewing machines & Computers for Women Empowerment Project intends to empower marginalized girls and women socially, educationally and economically by offering them sewing machines and computer skills training so that they become self- sufficient.

Just a Piece of Cloth Video Documentary

Oakland, CA - $500

A 34-minute documentary film in which four Muslim women living in the San Francisco Bay Area share their stories about wearing and not wearing the Muslim headscarf, or hijab – what it means to them, the struggles they have had in choosing to wear it or not wear it, and the ways they have resolved these struggles.

NC Field, Inc.

Kinston, NC - $500

This female-lead project will empower farmworker youth, mothers, and families to grow and share culturally-appropriate, healthy food in their communities in Eastern North Carolina.

North Arizona Restorative Justice

Sedona, AZ - $1500

Actively engage young women who are in the juvenile justice system to better understand their needs and to enhance and expand our restorative justice services for girls.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

Berkeley, CA - $1000

OLOC SF_Bay Area is local host for a gathering of Old Lesbians from around the country and the world in July 2014.  Funds requested will help support access for low income women and disability access for hard-of-hearing, deaf, and mobility challenged participants.

Red Lodge Transition Services

Portland, OR - $1500

Core holistic programs to fill the unmet civic legal needs of Native American women incarcerated  in and released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in order to reduce barriers to reentry, improve reentry planning and reduce recidivism. 

San Francisco Film Society

San Francisco, CA - $1000

Triptych: 3 Women Making Arts is a 45-minute educational video that will allow students and teachers of art as well as a general audience to involve themselves in the creation process of three older women who’ve been working as artists their entire adult lives.

Shades of Yellow

St. Paul, MN - $500

Shades of Yellow (SOY) is the first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally (LGBTQA) organization in the world celebrating our 10-year anniversary. SOY’s mission is to cultivate a community of empowered Hmong LGBTQ and allies to challenge what we've known and ignite positive cultural and social change.

Tenderlove Community Center

Albuquerque, NM - $1495

12-month training curriculum to teach sewing, arts and crafts to enable homeless and low income women to achieve stable self-supporting lives for themselves and their families.

Worker’s Justice Project /

Projyecto De Justicia Laboral

Jackson Heights, NY - $1500

The Women’s Economic Justice Initiative that aims to build a strong, organized membership base to address the exclusion from employment and labor protections that are specific to female day laborers, hold employers accountable to fair labor standards, and build a more equitable economy based on dignity and care.