Grants awarded in March, May and June
The following grants were awarded in March, May and June:
-Unlocking Communities, Chicago, IL-helping men and women, mainly women, in Haiti overcome poverty by providing them goods to sale and also tools to become successful entrepreneurs by forming community businesses.
-Mali Health, Durham, NC- for the prevention work they do for mother and children mortalities in Mali by forming cooperatives that strengthen their knowledge on healthy practices and habits and also make products that promote health for mothers and children.
-NoKidBehind, Indianola, IA- helps kids in Cameroon up their technology skills by providing access to computer labs. Due to war and Covid many of these kids have lost years of school time.
-Society of Women Engineers, Chicago, IL-working to help women and girls work in engineering and STEM related fields by helping fund their high school leadership academy.
-AHALA, Children’s Rights Fund, Scholarship support for Codeni in Guadalajara, Mexico
– Fonkoze, USA, Washington DC, Helping women in Haiti with business education and microfinancing to become financially independent
-Women’s Global Empowerment fund, Denver CO, Continued support for their work for Girls in Uganda
First Tech Fund, Brooklyn, NY-helping to close the digital divide for low-income high school students by providing them with access to free technology (personal computer they get to keep), free internet access, mentorship from young professionals, and access to monthly virtual programming that teaches them key skills and exposes them to careers in tech, law, healthcare, finance, and more.
-Project SchoolHouse, Austin TX-collaborates with rural communities in Nicaragua to provide access to safe, clean water, sanitation, and improved educational opportunities.
-Magnolia Global Academy for Leaders-Magnolia Global Academy for Leaders will prepare Sonoma County students to be leaders in a twenty-first century economy through (1) project-based learning, (2) internship and externship experiences for student learning and exposure, and (3) a travel requirement that allows students to experience the world outside of Sonoma County.