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Grant Recipients 2008

Our grant recipients work everyday to help remove obstacles that stand in the way of success for women and girls. Their dedication to helping women and girls find the inner resources to overcome barriers of abuse, neglect, poverty and fear makes the Women’s Fund proud to be part of the work they do. Providing financial support for programs serving women & girls is a core strategy of the Women’s Fund.

On June 3, at the second annual Trailblazer Luncheon, we announced our second grant recipients:

  • Bond Strengthening with Mothers and Daughters
    Lead Agency: Girls Incorporated of the Capital Region
    Partners: Bank of America and The Sage Colleges

    Photo of grant check being delivered This program will strengthen the bond between girls and their mothers or guardians, based on the belief that mothers and guardians are influential role models, and that the relationship is critical to healthy development. The program will provide five mother/daughter workshops designed to build leadership, confidence and communication.

  • Career Development Program for Underemployed Women
    Lead Agency: Albany Community Action Partnership
    Partners: Career Links: Creating Opportunities that Last, Inc., Equinox and SEFCU

    Photo of grant check being delivered This program will provide resources and expertise to empower, support and connect women living in poverty (many of whom are between jobs or in low wage positions) to career and job opportunities. Through various educational and training programs, women will develop action plans, achieve employment/educational goals and move beyond a survival lifestyle to one of financial independence and job satisfaction.

  • Older Women’s Stability and Independence Project
    Lead Agency: Jewish Family Support Services of Northeastern New York
    Partners: Catholic Charities Support Services, Community Caregivers, Bethlehem Senior Services and the Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

    Photo of grant check being delivered The Older Women’s Stability and Independence project will work with women over age 70 to respond to and overcome the multiple barriers to financial stability and independence that they frequently face.

  • Project Hope and Power
    Lead Agency: Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis (DVRC) Services of Saratoga County
    Partner: Soroptimists International of Saratoga County (SISC)

    Photo of grant check being delivered This is the second grant awarded by the Women’s Fund to Project Hope and Power, a collaborative project that conducts an 8-week financial literacy for women who are domestic violence victims or at-risk of victimization. Participants develop vitally important skills in budgeting, establishing credit, finding affordable housing and increasing assets.

    Click here to read a success story about this project. Click here to read an update about this project.

  • St. Patrick's Home-Based Child Care Partnership
    Lead Agency: Catholic Charities
    Partners: SEFCU, and Capital District Child Care Council

    Photo of grant check being delivered This is another two-time grant award winner. The St. Patrick’s Home-Based Child Care Partnership is a neighborhood-based project emphasizing the support and training of child care providers residing in the low-income Albany inner city area. By becoming New York State registered childcare providers, participants are able to conquer one of the biggest barriers to employment: finding affordable, quality child care.

    Click here to read a success story about this project.

A total of $ 46,000 was awarded to these five impressive collaborative programs focused on helping women and girls achieve success.