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In 2023, the Women's Endowment Fund awarded grants totaling $175,000 to 31 nonprofit organizations:

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A grant to Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is supporting the Girl Scout Journey Program.

  • ACCESS Inc., to provide safe shelter, food, clothing and hygiene items for women and children who are experiencing homelessness, $10,000
  • Alchemy Inc., to establish 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
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General, to support a nutrition education program for pregnant women in Akron, $5,000
  • Community Legal Aid, to provide emergency legal services for low-income women who have experienced domestic violence, $10,000
  • Dreams Academy International, to support Queens Academy, an eight-week mentoring program that enhances the self-esteem and mental health of African American girls ages 12-15, $2,500
  • Empower Her Network, to help women who have experienced trafficking reach financial independence by removing housing barriers and offering financial education and career guidance, $6,000
  • Family Promise of Summit County, to support the health and economic empowerment of single mothers without housing through tailored case management services, transportation and child care assistance, and job preparation support, $5,000
  • First Glance Student Center, to empower young mothers in the Kenmore community to overcome generational poverty and trauma through mentoring and education programs, $2,000
  • Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, to support the Girl Scout Journey Program, an after-school program that educates girls in Akron Public Schools on topics like STEM, financial literacy and healthy living, $6,500
  • Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, to support a running-based program for girls in Summit County that combines physical activity with discussions about self-confidence, stress management and healthy relationships, $10,000
  • Grace House Akron, to provide personal care items, clothing and pet supplies for terminally ill women, $2,500
  • Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, to support a homeownership education program for women with courses on safety, gardening, home maintenance and budgeting, $2,500
  • IBH Addiction Recovery, to support Summit County women recovering from substance use disorder through the residential treatment program, $2,500
  • International Soap Box Derby, to support a workshop that exposes Summit County girls in fifth through eighth grade to career opportunities in STEM fields and entrepreneurship, $5,000
  • 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, mental health conditions or physical disabilities, $7,500
  • Limitless Ambition, to support the Purposely Chosen Teen Enrichment Program, which will equip teen girls at Jennings CLC and North High School with tools to become leaders, discover their passions, and resolve conflict, $5,000
  • North Hill Community Development Corporation, to support women-owned businesses in North Hill through individualized marketing strategy development, $5,000
  • OPEN M, to support a child care expense fund for head-of-household mothers of color who are working to achieve sustainable employment, $5,000
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, to support a comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive sexual health education program for middle and high school students in Summit County, $10,000
  • Project Ujima, to support Queen's Village Akron, a supportive community for Black women to empower themselves and each other, $7,500
  • Rape Crisis Center, to support 24/7 crisis intervention services for women and girls impacted by sexual violence or abuse, $10,000
  • Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio, to support She Builds, a home repair training program that empowers women to maintain safe and healthy homes, $5,000
  • Stewart's Caring Place, to provide support and wellness programs for Summit County women impacted by cancer, $2,500
  • Summa Health, to improve patient-provider communication by expanding interpretation services for limited-English speaking patients seeking treatment at the Women's Health Center, $5,000
  • Summit Artspace, to provide entrepreneurship coaching for women artists in Summit County who are seeking to establish or grow an arts business, $5,000
  • United Way of Summit & Medina, to support the Financial Empowerment Center, which provides free financial coaching and tax services for low- to moderate-income women, $3,000
  • VANTAGE Aging, to provide wellness services for older women who have low incomes but are not eligible for Medicaid, allowing them to remain in their homes as they age, $7,500
  • Victim Assistance Program, to provide trauma-informed advocacy services for women and families impacted by violence, including safety planning, needs assessments, resource referrals and more, $7,500
  • 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 financial empowerment and career development classes for women in the Middlebury community, $5,000
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