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Women's Fund Recent Grants

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts walking to the lake
Women's Fund Recent Grants

2015 Grant Awards

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

SMART Girls, SMART Leaders

Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley

Power of Paint, Girls on the Run

Children’s Friend and Family Services

Healthy Relationships Girls' Group

Community Action, Inc.

Homeless Mothers Self-Sufficiency Program

Compass Working Capital

Compass Family Self-Sufficiency Program in Lynn

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program

For Kids Only Afterschool

Girls on the Move

Girls Inc. of Lynn

Teen Health Ambassadors

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

GLFHC Doula Program

Lynn Community Health Center

Lynn Baby Café

Merrimack Valley YMCA

Leadership Academy at Camp Nokomis for Esperanza Girls

Northeast Hospital Corporation

Connecting Young Moms

Operation Bootstrap

Immigrant Women’s Personal Growth Group

YMCA of the North Shore

Greater Beverly YMCA Girl Power

YWCA of Greater Lawrence

YWCA Women’s Economic Empowerment Program


2014 Grant Awards

Amirah, Inc.

Leadership Development: Career-Readiness Workshop for Women Survivors of Commercial Exploitation

Beverly Bootstraps Community Services

Cooking Matters

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Community-Based Mentoring in Essex County

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem


Building Bridges Through Music

Girls E3- Educate, Engage and Empower Program

Citizens for Adequate Housing

Career Link

COMPASS for kids

COMPASS Community Collaborative Lawrence

Express Yourself

Who Runs the World? Girls!

Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn

Parenting Education & Family Support Programs

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley

Stand and Deliver

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

FabFactor—Finance and Business Series

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

GISA Project Bold:  Action for Safety

Lawrence CommunityWorks

Community Education Circles

Pathways for Children

Cape Ann Families Nurturing Parent Program


Empowering Senior Women Through Financial Literacy

The Plummer Home for Boys

Therapeutic Groups for Girls and Young Women at Plummer Home’s On Point Program

Wellspring House

MediClerk Job Training and Placement

YWCA of Greater Lawrence

YWCA Women’s Health Advocacy Project

YWCA of Greater Newburyport

YWCA Encore +

2013 Grant Awards - Leadership & Empowerment

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Girls Talk

Family Service

Big Friends Little Friends

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

FaB Factor: Faroahs & Beacons

Girls Inc. of Lynn

Beach Sisters & Peer leaders

Gloucester Writers Center

A Room of One's Own

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Lawrence Latino Nursing Program

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Girls Make the Message


Womens' Group

Pathways for Children

Parent Connection, Parent Mentor

Raw Art Works

Free Art Group

Tri-Town Council

Girl Power

YMCA North Shore- Salem

Stand Tall!

YWCA Greater Lawrence

Strong Voices, Safe Choices

2012 Grant Awards - Economic Self Sufficiency and Security

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lawrence

To support the Planning for the Future program which helps young women between the ages of 13 and 18 years explore career and higher education possibilities.

Citizens for Adequate Housing

To support Career Link which helps homeless mothers find employment that supports long-term sustainability.

COMPASS for Kids

To support the Compass Community College Collaborative which provides education, support and specific training for homeless and at-risk mothers through a 17-week full-time program at Northern Essex Community College.

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

To provide financial literacy education to Spanish speaking elders, and to empower these women to handle their finances effectively.

Girls Inc. of Haverhill

To support the Economic Literacy program which helps girls learn how to manage, invest and save money, as well as how to help others through philanthropy.

Girls Inc. of Lynn

To support the College Mentoring Program where high school juniors and seniors are paired with volunteer mentors who assist them with the college application process.


To support women who are victims of domestic violence through job training programs, certification courses, and short-term assistance for child care.

Healthy Directions

To train women entrepreneurs in the field of Child Care to maintain and enhance their small businesses, meet the increasing technology-based expectations of the licensing agency and prepare for advancement in their careers.

Jeannie Geiger Crisis Center

To support the Financial Literacy Program at Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area which offers two day-long workshops and a 10-week classroom-based curriculum for the 6th grade.

Wellspring House

To support the Medi-Clerk Program which is a collaboration between Wellspring House and North Shore Medical Center to provide job training and placement for low-income women to become medical office assistants.

YMCA of the North Shore

To support the Life Skills 101 program which is designed to give teen girls in Haverhill and Gloucester basic knowledge in banking, insurance, automotive services, health care and career development.

YWCA of Greater Lawrence

To support the Economic Empowerment Program at Fina House, a residential home for teen mothers and domestic abuse survivors in Lawrence.

2011 Grant Awards - Health and Well-Being

CAB Health and Recovery Servies

To support The Women's Project / Healthy Streets program which provides a weekly women's group and transportation assistance for participants.

Family & Children's Services of Lynn

To support The Right Moves program for 5th grade girls in which drug use, truancy, shoplifting, and other reckless or capacity-limiting activities are discussed and discouraged.

Family Self-Sufficiency Center Inc

To support the Health Literacy program which is designed to assist 25 low-income non-English speaking mothers to identify, recognize and properly respond to health issues in their families.

Family Services Inc.

To support the Parenting Journey program which is designed to teach parents skills to raise their children in a safe and loving way. 

Girl Scouts of Eastern MA

To support a 40-week program for girls providing access to adult role models to share post-secondary education options, job readiness skills and community service opportunities.

Girls' Inc.

To support the Sister to Sister/Girls Encounter program to teach 75 high-risk ninth and tenth grade girls to make positive decisions about their health and avoid teen pregnancy, STDs and HIV. 

Greater Lynn Senior Services

To fund an overnight retreat for participants of the Older Battered Women's Program.

Health Quarters

To support the Health Education and Pregnancy Prevention Project which educates Latinas in Lawrence about options for contraception.

Northeast Health Systems

To support the Connecting Young Moms Volunteer Doula Program at Beverly Hospital which helps prepare young pregnant women for their baby's arrival and their new role as mothers.

YMCA of the North Shore

To support the Girls Today Summer Camp for middle and high school girls from Haverhill and Salem.

YWCA of Greater Lawrence

To support the Women's Health Advocacy Project which helps medically underserved minorities and women with economic barriers to access healthcare services.

YWCA of Greater Newburyport

To provide a recovery program for women who have had breast cancer at any point in their lives.

2010 Grant Awards - Leadership & Empowerment

Boys and Girls club of Lawrence

To support the Girls Academic Basketball Leadership Program for 75 pre-teen and teen girls.

Esperanza Academy

To support the Student Leadership Program which consists of a class for seventh and eighth graders and community service projects for all students.

Lynn Community Health Center

To support the Latina Health and Support Program for victims of domestic violence.

Lynn Home for Young Women

To fund classes for GED prep and language literacy.

North Shore Community College Foundation

To support the Strength Based Transitions and Change Initiative that serves women who have been away from college for a long time or are first time college goers

Raw Art

To support the Women 2 Be, Art for Girlz  program that provides girls with support and mentoring of older girls, women, and each other, and opportunities for the development of leadership and life skills.

S.A.F.E. Studio

To support the Females at Risk program which provides art therapy for female victims of abuse.

The Salem Mission

To support the needs of homeless women at the shelter.

The YMCA of the North Shore

To support Girls Today, a program for middle school and high school girls in Salem and Haverhill.