The New York Women's Foundation has announced grants totaling $2.4 million in support of efforts to promote economic security and justice for women and families in New York City.
Grants were awarded to thirty-seven nonprofits working in the foundation's core areas of economic security, anti-violence and safety, health, sexual rights, and reproductive justice, and most encompass key change strategies, including individual transformation, community engagement, and grassroots mobilization. Recipients include Per Scholas, which was awarded $70,000 for its Women in Tech program; the Violence Intervention Program, which will receive $70,000 in support of its economic empowerment services; Business Center for New Americans, which was awarded $60,000 for its program in asset building and microenterprise development for low-income women; Latino Justice PRLDEF, which will receive $60,000 for its Latin@s at Work (LAW) program; Black Women's Blueprint, which was awarded $60,000 in general operating support; and the Pride Center of Staten Island, which will receive $60,000 for its GrrrlPower program.
Together, the grants address a continuum of needs faced by women, girls, and families living at or below the poverty level in New York City. In 2016, the foundation distributed a total of $7.6 million, including $250,000 in capacity-building and technical assistance grants and $2.11 million as the administrator of the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color. Since 1987, the foundation has distributed over $58 million to more than three hundred and fifty organizations working to meet the needs of women and families in the city.