The New York Women's Foundation has announced fall 2017 grants totaling more than $4.2 million to organizations in New York City pursuing strategies and providing services that are integral to producing long-lasting change for women and girls.
In addition to $1 million in "resiliency" grants to twenty-two organizations that had been previously announced, the foundation administered an additional $2.52 million from the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color to forty-one groups working to build the leadership skills of young women and transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth of color. Recipients include Arab American Family Support Services ($60,000), the Black Alliance for Just Immigration ($75,000), Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education ($100,000), Girls for Gender Equity ($150,000), the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum ($60,000), the New York City Anti-Violence Project ($75,000), Restaurant Opportunities Center United ($50,000), the Sadie Nash Leadership Project ($100,000), the Alex House Project ($100,000), and Turning Point for Women and Families ($50,000).
Through its Early Investment strategy, which is focused on assisting emerging community‐based organizations working in the areas of economic security, anti-violence and safety, and health, sexual rights and reproductive justice, the foundation awarded grants of $60,000 to nine organizations: Minkwon Center for Community Action, Community Connections for Youth, DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Neighbors Together, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. Harlem, United Women Firefighters, and Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY).
And through its NYWF - IGNITE! initiative, which invests in community-based organizations created by and for girls and young women of color, the foundation awarded grants totaling $150,000 to the Fostering Progressive Advocacy Foundation ($60,000), Futuro Media Group Latino USA ($60,000), and the Lilly Awards - The New York Women's Foundation Apprenticeship Award ($30,000).
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