Awarded Grants

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Grants awarded in January

The Foundation is pleased to partner with the these wonderful organizations with grants that will help women and Children through out the world.

  • Far Away Friends -Schools for Schools Program : Their mission is to equip youth in rural Uganda with the tools to transform their own communities and break cycles of poverty by  addressing the critical issues of high school dropout rates, teen pregnancies, and early marriages in rural Uganda.
  • Saint Ann Foundation- Empowering Women in Uganda: A program to foster economic independence of women and the girl child through mechanized agriculture by supporting them with access to improved seeds and markets for their produce, supporting projects and Skills to boost their incomes,  ensured food security and reduce  Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
  • Magnolia Academy for Leaders- Career Technical Education Program : Providing low income girls in the Bay area, CA with interships, work experience and apprenticeships in career-focused Technical jobs.
  • Family and Child Empowerment Services, SF- Two-Generation Approach to Financial Independence:  integrates parent and child interventions, emphasizing education, economic support, social capital, and fostering whole-health and well-being.
  • Hilde Back Educational Fund-Gift to a child education project: Providing scholarships for children for secondary school.
  • One Acre Fund – Small Farm Supposrt: helping women farmers in Africa.
  • African Mothers Health Initiative- Infant and Mather care programs: Assisting with infant nutrition.
  • Free to Run – Yazidi and Syrian Refugee Support :empowering  women through sport and outdoor activity.

Grant submissions open January 15

Happy 2024 to everyone.

We are pleased to announce that we will begin to accept Grant submissions January 15, 2024 through June 30, 2024 for grants to be awarded in the year 2024.

  • Please refer to the website as to the application process, review and the follow up  reporting required.
  • The organization requesting funding must be a qualified 501(c)(3) and in good standing with Guidestar.
  • We prefer audited financial statements, but understand that smaller organizations may not have a full Audit.
  • Only limited multi -year grants will be awarded, and subsequent years will still require an annual update status of the project and request for funding,  the payment is not automatic.
  • The average size of an award varies, but is typically between  $10,000 –  $25,000.
  • If this is your first request to the Foundation, please don’t come in with  a large request.  We like to get familar with the organization first.
  • We appreciate status reports, but they are not required. We do ask that a post grant report (form provided) be completed at the end of the grant.

The volume of requests have been increasing significanly and we hope to process requests more quickly this year.

Any inquires should be made to Robert Fox, [email protected].

Thank You, and I look forward to reading about your organizatins, missions and work.

Kathryn McQuade

 

 

Grants Awarded in 2nd Half 2023

These Gants were awarded in the second half of 2023:

  • Finemind, Denver CO
  • AHALA for  CODENI, Mexico
  • Gibson Soto Foundation, Ho;;ywood, FL
  • Limbe Wildlife Center, Portland, OR
  • Daring Girls, Denver, CO
  • Hopes’s Door, Inc. Westover, AL
  • One Yard Away, Mint Hill NC
  • Polaris, Washington DC
  • Squash Dreamers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Brooklyn Book Bodega, Brooklyn, NY
  • KingCounty Sexual Assault Resource, Renton, WA

Grant Applications

Due to the large number of grant requests we have recieved  this year,  the Foundation is closing the submission period for 2023 on September 1.  We believe this is necessary to allow us to process the requests that have already been submitted  in a timely manner.  If your organization was awarded a multi year grant, you should still provide your update and post grant review in order to recieve any subsequent awards.

We hope to open the grant process beginning in 2024.

Kathryn McQuade

Grant awards for March, April and May

The following grant awards were made during March, April and May:

  • Boys and Girl’s Club of SW VA
  • Blink Now
  • Catholic Charities of Southern NV- Immigration Services
  • NoKidBehind, Inc.
  • Hilde Back Education Fund, “Gift to a Child”
  • Mother’s for Justice and Equity
  • Connections Homes, Texas “Don’t Go Alone Program”
  • American Fund for Charities- College of William and Mary
  • Medical Teams International
  • Chldren’s Trust Fund of Roanoke Valley
  • IDE – Powering Entrepreneurs to end poverty
  • Women’s Globak Enpowerment Fund

 

February Grant Awards

The Foundation is pleased to award the following grants:

  • ForKids Inc., is an organization located in Chesapeake Bay, VA whose goal is to help children and their families break the chain of poverty.
  • ProLiteracy –  is a non-profit focused on improving adult literacy in the United States. Based in NY, but operate around the country,  and work with over a 1000 different organizations/programs. A  majority of the folks they help are women and of diverse ethnicities.
  • But God Ministries – is an organization to assist in early intervention education literacy for K to 3rd grade in the  incredibly impoverished areas of Mississippi.
  • Nurture Africa, providing health care and reproductive rights training, nutritious meals,  income generating activities and women and childrens rights.

January Grants

The Foundation has awarded the following grants for January 2023:

  • LEAP (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program) –  Women’s Prison Program the only program in Florida that addresses the unique needs of women starting with in-prison education and continuing with post-release services. Equipping the formerly incarcerated with skills to become self-sufficient as well as wraparound services that positively impact their health and well-being and helping provide  better outcomes for their children.
  • Care Net Women’s Resource Center- Program Expenses for Pregnancy Center- strives to addresses the needs of those who face an unplanned pregnancy and help these women with sustainable improvements in providing for their children’s welfare by empowering, equipping, educating, and enabling them with skills, tangible resources, and physical, spiritual, emotional and mentor support.
  • GenerateHope -Recovery to transition programs for female survivors of sex trafficking, 18 years and older with  comprehensive services to meet the unique needs of trafficking survivors, including: • Trauma-Informed Case Management • Emergency Food/Clothing • Trauma-Informed Counseling • Twenty topic-specific groups • Onsite, year-round education program.
  • Rescue Mission for Steet Life (RMSL)-Technical Training Funding.   The project will benefit  older children (15-18 years, with the emphasis on girls) rescued off the streets of Kampala Uganda by the probation officers, local authorities and the police Funds will be used to run the programs to teach trade and life skills to be able to work and live independently when they transition to adulthood.

Grants awarded in November and December

Grants awarded in November and December:

  • Hands up for Hatti, an organization that works with folks in Hatti who lack the basic human needs such as healthcare and clean water.
  • New Awakening Recovery Services,  an organization out of Alabama that helps folks, particularly women, recover from substance abuse.
  • JFS- Clifton- Passaic, funding housing program for women who have faced domestic violence.
  • Restavek, an organization that works with children in Hatti who have been subjected to human slavery.
  • Girls on the Run- Minnesota for scholarships.
  • Missouri Girls Town FDN,  who provide care for abused and neglected girls in Missouri.
  • TCP Youth Empowerment is an organization out of Maryland that works with at risk children.
  • One Yard Away, Charlotte, NC helps elderly women and Veterans with their yards.
  • Pathlight International, helps Girls in Belize obtain degress.  Free education stops at age 12.

 

Grants awarded in October

The foundation is pleased to support the following organizations with grants awarded in October:

– TeachUnited and their School accelerator program, supporting 3 schools in Tanzania.

– Far Away Friends. This is an all women led nonprofit who works in Uganda and whose goal is to break the cycle of poverty.

– Freedom Worldwide Mission. This is an organization to works with folks in Cameroon to help them with all areas of their impoverished lives. This grant  will be used for their Education Rehabilitation Center.

-Africa Exchange Project is an organization that focuses on folks in Tanzania helping with providing suitable clean water, education and healthcare. This grant will help with a school they are building.

-The Citizens Foundation is an organization that supports underprivileged children in Pakistan helping to provide them quality educations . This grant will support their Aagahi program which helps to provide functional literacy skills training to women and girls.

-Womens Global Empowerment Fund, continued support for their women’s programs in Uganda

Grants awarded in August and September

The Foundation is pleased to announce that the following organizations have received awards in August and September:

-YWCA Central Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

-Community Youth Advance, Hyattsville, MD

-Change Choices, Charlotte, NC

-AHALA, Roanoke VA- Life Projects and Super Scholarship

-American Indian College Fund, Denver, CO

-Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, Richmond, VA

-Eleven Pictures, Keyesville, VA

-Tutoring Chicago, Chicago, IL

-Life’s Kitchen, Boise, ID

 

 

 

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