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In 2024, the Women's Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $203,000 to 34 nonprofit organizations:

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Alchemy Inc. received $2,500 to continue a group mentoring program at the I Promise School that uses myths and storytelling to help girls understand their personal obstacles and aspirations.

  • ACCESS Inc., to provide safe shelter, food, clothing and hygiene items for women and children who are experiencing homelessness, $10,000
  • Akron Inner City Soccer Club, to increase participation by female players and coaches in a year-round, low-cost soccer program, $5,000
  • Akron Urban League, to support a college and career readiness program for historically marginalized and low-income female students in Summit County, $5,000
  • Alchemy Inc., to continue a group mentoring program at the I Promise School that uses myths and storytelling to help girls understand their personal obstacles and aspirations, $2,500
  • Battered Women's Shelter, to provide protective shelter services for women and children who have been impacted by domestic violence, $10,000
  • Bounce Innovation Hub, to provide affordable business development resources for female entrepreneurs, including a makerspace, software accelerator, and small-business program, $2,500
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, to support a social-emotional learning program for under-resourced adolescent girls in Akron, $5,000
  • CASA Board Volunteer Association, to train volunteers to become effective court advocates for Summit County girls living in foster care, $2,200
  • Community Legal Aid, to provide emergency legal services for low-income women who have experienced domestic violence, $10,000
  • Empower Her Network, to help women who have experienced trafficking become financially independent by removing housing barriers and offering financial education and career guidance, $10,000
  • Family Promise of Summit County, to support the economic empowerment of single mothers without housing through tailored case management services, transportation and child care assistance, and job preparation support, $5,000
  • Forever R Children, to purchase toiletries, personal hygiene items, and household cleaning products for women who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty, $4,000
  • Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, to support the Girl Scout Journey Program, an after-school program that educates girls in under-resourced schools in STEM, financial literacy and healthy living, $6,500
  • Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, to support a running-based program for girls that combines physical activity with discussions about self-confidence, stress management and healthy relationships, $10,000
  • Grace House Akron, to provide end-of-life care and housing for terminally ill women, $2,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, to support basic home maintenance trainings that will empower female homeowners to complete essential home repairs, $3,000
  • Harmony House, to provide emergency and transitional housing for single young women who are experiencing housing insecurity, $10,000
  • IBH Addiction Recovery, to provide holistic support for women recovering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, $5,000
  • International Soap Box Derby, to support a workshop that introduces girls in fifth through eighth grade to career opportunities in STEM fields, $2,500
  • Legacy III, to support the Pathways to Freedom program, which provides transitional and rapid rehousing services for women experiencing homelessness while recovering from substance use disorders, $8,000
  • Limitless Ambition, to support the Purposely Chosen Teen Enrichment Program, which will equip teen girls with tools to become leaders, discover their passions, and resolve conflict, $5,000
  • North Hill Community Development Corporation, to support The Maker House, a women's empowerment space in North Hill that addresses income and educational disparities for immigrants and refugees by fostering women-owned small businesses, $5,000
  • Not Just October, to provide cancer support services for women diagnosed with breast cancer through the Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Resource Center, $2,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, to support a comprehensive sexual health education program for high school students in Summit County, $10,000
  • Proyecto Raices, to provide Hispanic women living at or below the federal poverty line with business development training to increase their earning potential, $6,300
  • RAHAB Ministries, to support a trauma-informed retreat for women who have experienced┬ásex trafficking, $5,000
  • Rape Crisis Center, to support 24/7 crisis intervention services for women and girls impacted by sexual violence or abuse, $10,000
  • Stewart's Caring Place, to provide support services and wellness programs for women impacted by cancer, $3,500
  • Students With A Goal, to support The Girl Circle, a weekly mentor-led reading circle that fosters literacy and self-confidence in adolescent girls, $2,500
  • Summit Artspace, to provide entrepreneurship coaching for female artists in Summit County who are seeking to establish or grow an arts business, $5,000
  • VANTAGE Aging, to provide in-home, nonmedical care services for older women who are not eligible for Medicaid, allowing them to remain at home as they age, $10,000
  • Victim Assistance Program, to provide trauma-informed advocacy services for women who have been impacted by domestic violence, $8,000
  • Victory Gallop, to support an equine therapy program for adolescent girls with behavioral challenges or life-threatening illnesses, $2,500
  • The Well CDC, to provide trauma-informed job training and individual counseling sessions for women in the Middlebury neighborhood, $10,000
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