About

About

Funding Women.
Changing Lives.

Women Supporting Women

Mary’s Pence was founded by women to support women on the margins at a time when women-led social justice projects were overlooked and under-funded. More than 30 years later, an all-woman board and staff – along with the women, men, churches, and religious congregations who support Mary’s Pence – continue the still necessary work of our founders by providing funding and holistic support to women working for justice in Central America, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Dignity for All

We believe that all people deserve to live with dignity, free from violence and oppression, and with the opportunity to create the life they imagine for themselves and their communities. We know that those who experience injustice are best qualified to create effective solutions, and that when women work together, communities are transformed.

Programs

Mary's Pence Grants

In the United States and Canada we provide grants to women’s organizations working for social change and meeting local needs.

Grants

ESPERA

In Central America and Mexico we partner with women’s organizations to start community lending pools and provide ongoing coaching to foster women’s empowerment and economic well-being.

ESPERA

Our Commitment to Solidarity

In addition to providing financial resources, we believe it is our responsibility to work in solidarity with our partners by encouraging participation, responding to changing needs, building skills, and amplifying each other’s voices. This is the only way to change unjust systems. Together we are working toward a common vision of women’s empowerment and well-being.

Your Opportunity

Do you share our vision of dignity for all and believe in women’s power to transform oppressive systems? Join us!

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