Grantees Archive - Mary's Pence

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Cultivating Women Leaders

Creating Freedom Movements

Richmond, California

Creating Freedom Movements (CFM) cultivates holistic, healing-centered, visionary leaders as they collaboratively incubate social justice projects that nurture cross-issue solidarity to push our changing world in a liberatory direction. With their 1st Mary’s Pence grant CFM will support their 10-month cohort program and social justice project incubator that is designed for emerging and established grassroots […]

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Advocating for Just Systems

Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition is a grassroots community organizing campaign for residents living in public housing. Their mission is to protect public housing from privatization and to prevent the displacement of people who rely on public housing, the majority of whom are Black (immigrants, Muslims, East Africans), families with children, and people with […]

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Increasing Economic Security

Dreams are Possible

Bloomington, Illinois

Dreams are Possible prepares women for economically sustainable employment by training them to be first-class, skill-based workers and helping them to secure careers that provide living wages, benefits, and dignity in the workplace. Their 2nd grant from Mary’s Pence will allow Dreams are Possible to provide forklift and OSHA training, which women can include on […]

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Creating Inclusive Communities

The Empowered Fe Fes

Chicago, Illinois

As a disability justice group of self-identifying folks with cross disabilities The Empowered Fe Fes utilizes collective support and care as resistance to claim presence and highlight women’s issues providing a disabled perspective in mainstream conversations where women with disabilities, especially Black and Indigenous women of color, are historically excluded. Through peer support groups, career […]

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Cultivating Women Leaders

Fuerzas Unidas

Stockton, California

Working throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties in California, Fuerzas Unidas organizes some of the most vulnerable populations throughout the state to influence decision-makers and create long-term anti-racist institutional changes. Composed of members representing groups such as farmworkers, service workers, and monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants, Fuerzas Unidas strives to develop the leadership of Latinx leaders to […]

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Accompanying Women Experiencing Incarceration

It Takes a Village Collaborative

Washington, District of Columbia

It Takes A Village Collaborative (ITAVcollab) cultivates thriving communities of color that focus on a holistic approach to wellness to encourage healing and the ability of people to reach their full potential. Their To Be Me Returning Citizens Program helps women navigate the challenges they face when exiting the prison system and reintegrating into society. […]

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Cultivating Health and Well Being

Mama to Mama

Louisville, Kentucky

Mama to Mama offers social support for mothers as they make the transition into parenthood. Their Community-Supported Doula Project provides doulas to women who are at very high risk for disparities in perinatal health outcomes. Recognizing that the doula profession suffers from a lack of cultural and racial diversity, Mama to Mama funds training costs for […]

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Advocating for Just Systems

National Equal Justice Association

San Francisco, California

National Equal Justice Association secures equal justice for poor and minority workers and their families struggling to obtain access to living wages, nutritional food, health care, clean and affordable water, and safe working and living conditions free from pesticide and other toxic poisoning. NEJA partners with grassroots, community-based, self-help organizations of farm workers, service workers, […]

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Cultivating Women Leaders

Ready to Launch

Santa Monica, California

Ready to Launch equips women from historically marginalized communities with the opportunities and support to learn, grow, and launch careers in government and political spheres. Their fellowship program helps women aspiring to work in fields of public service to find and secure internships. Through these experiences women gain hands-on experience and provide more diverse representation […]

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