Grantees Archive - Mary's Pence



Empowering Young Women

Working Group on Girls of Schenectady

Schenectady, New York

The Working Group on Girls of Schenectady exists to help girls build meaningful connections for healthy relationships and successful futures. WGGS provides social and emotional support to middle and high school girls in Schenectady by providing safe spaces for them to create connections and develop their own voices. WGGS programming covers a range of topics, […]

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Empowering Young Women

Youth Activism Project

Washington, District of Columbia

Grounded in the belief that there is no minimum age for leadership, Youth Activism Project fosters teen-led advocacy campaigns and normalizes young people’s participation in decision-making processes. They accomplish their work by providing meaningful youth engagement in civic and political spheres through equal access to leadership and advocacy training and community-building resources for all teens. […]

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Creating Inclusive Communities

The Don’t Look Back Center

Aurora, Colorado

Working with justice-involved women and trans women, The Don’t Look Back Center believes everyone is fighting their own battle to be free from their past in order to live in the present and create a meaningful future.  The organization’s mission is to engage in co-creative community work with women and trans women to build new […]

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Cultivating Women Leaders

Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI)

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Committed to helping people believe that they can have an extraordinary impact on their community, Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI) offers leadership development for women within their communities and families. PPGJLI accomplishes their work by providing the tools needed to advocate for social change and form alliances, through education, training, and community outreach. […]

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Supporting Immigrants and Refugees

Refugee Community Partnership (RCP)

Carrboro, North Carolina

Carrboro, North Carolina Refugee Community Partnership (RCP) uses base building and community organizing to develop resources, relationships, and opportunities to activate social mobility while constructing a rich fabric of interdependence and solidarity for refugees. Using institutional organizing strategies, RCP transforms system-level policies and practices that otherwise block refugee and immigrant residents from accessing critical care […]

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Advocating for Just Systems

Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS)

Berkeley, California

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is dedicated to helping grassroots social justice groups fight male supremacism, convening women experts researching supremacists’ ideologies and movements, and educating the public about their work. IRMS brings together organizers from grassroots organizations to address male supremacism and its intersections with racism, xenophobia, and transphobia. They also […]

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Supporting Immigrants and Refugees

Immigrant Rights Action

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Created out of a community response to an ICE raid at a local restaurant, Immigrant Rights Action formed in 2017 to aid undocumented Central Americans in their community. They systematically document local ICE activity, offer immediate support to community members threatened with detention and deportation, and conduct Know Your Rights workshops for immigrants. Immigrant Right […]

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Creating Inclusive Communities

Heartspark Press

Olympia, Washington

Heartspark Press is a volunteer-led, trans-led organization dedicated to supporting, developing, and amplifying the creative voices of transgender girls, transgender women, and (C)AMAB (coercively assigned-male-at-birth) non-binary people everywhere. They create, publish, and distribute anthologies, children’s storybooks, audio recordings, and videos that spotlight emerging (C)AMAB trans and non-binary artists. This work is an act of resistance […]

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

CloseKnit focuses on the wellbeing and safety of youth who experience homelessness. Recognizing that to best serve youth facing homelessness, young people’s voices and experiences need to be heard, CloseKnit works to shift the conversation on youth homelessness by investing in connections between youth and their natural supports along with researching, training, and advocating for […]

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