Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Women’s Fund needs your help to continue funding programs for women and girls.

Women’s Fund has recently attracted some incredible opportunities to bring additional national funding to programs for women and girls in Miami-Dade, but we need support from the community to make this happen! We are especially in need of donations in the $1,000, $500, $250 and $100 levels. Donations can be made quickly and easily using our online secure server and can be structured monthly, quarterly or annually.

Here are the three biggest programs that your funding will support:

The Catalyst Fund for Reproductive Justice: Women’s Fund was recently selected by the Tides Foundation out of 800 foundations from around the country to receive a $100,000 matching grant for women of color-led organizations working on issues such as (but not limited to): comprehensive sex education; the impacts of environmental toxins on reproductive health; violence against women; increasing access to quality, affordable, culturally and linguistically appropriate health care; increasing access for LBT communities; parenting rights; midwifery and birthing rights; access to contraception or termination;, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; and regulation of new genetic and reproductive technologies.

The Portrait of Women and Girls in Miami-Dade County: Women’s Fund is producing three groundbreaking research reports that will document and analyze the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade County and provide policy recommendations for elected officials, business leaders and local and national funders.

2009 Community Grantmaking: Women’s Fund grant-making address the root causes of inequality and lack of opportunity, safety, and self-determination for women and girls in Miami-Dade. In addition to providing funds to the organizations that do this work, Women’s Fund also provides their non-profit professionals with the resources, expertise and training they need to succeed. The Request For Proposals for 2009 grants was released on June 30th and we seek to fund more than $500,000 in grants in 2009 with your support.

In the calm of summer, please take this opportunity to support the Women’s Fund.
Now more than ever, this organization needs your support.

To donate online now, please click here.