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Grant Stories

Our grants program is focused on addressing the root causes of financial instability for women--not just the symptoms. Our grant recipients develop strong collaborative partnerships to address the multiple challenges women face as they work toward financial stability and independence. Here are some stories of how our grants have changed women's lives.

Thanks for Making Dreams Happen, Spring 2011

Photo of Theresa Taylor (center), graduate of Project Hope and Power Left to right: Schenectady County Community College Student Government Association President Amanda Smith Lucier, Theresa Taylor and Vice President of Student Affairs Martha Asselin


Better life, better community, Summer 2009

Photo of Iona, graduate of St. Patrick's Home-Based Child Care Partnership Iona Scarville-Ross, a new owner of a home-based day care center


Moms and Daughters Learn and Grow Together, Spring 2009

Photo of a mother/daughter team A mother/daughter team practicing communication skills


Helping Women Become Financially Independent, Fall 2008

Photo of Donna Rains, client, and Marsha Lazarus, Director - CareerLinks Donna Rains, client, and Marsha Lazarus, Director - CareerLinks


Hope and Power, June 2008

Photo of grant check being awarded May 2007 Project Hope and Power grant check being awarded May 2007


Changing Lives through the Women’s Fund, Spring 2008

Members of Soroptimist International of
          Saratoga County Members of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County


A Women's Fund Success Story: Heather Prince, Fall 2007

Heather Prince, NYS registered child care provider Heather Prince, NYS registered child care provider