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Mary’s Pence Wins Award for Responsive Philanthropy

It is an honor to be recognized as a responsive funder during a moment when women and other marginalized people are facing tremendous struggles. Mary’s Pence is committed to supporting women who have experienced injustice.

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Mary’s Pence Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

The work at Mary's Pence has shifted in the past few weeks in response to the global pandemic. The focus of our work, however, remains not only the same, but...

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April – Inspiring Women

About the featured image: Red de Mujeres Morelenses por una Economia Solidaria Morelos, Mexico  Based in El Salvador, ESPERA staff Eva Martinez and Brenda Valladares Escobar visited Mexico for the...

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Report Shows Women & Girls Causes Receive Limited Funding

The Women & Girls Index (WGI) released by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University in 2019, finds that charitable giving to women’s and girls’ causes makes up a small...

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Image of women holding hands around the earth for International Women's Day 2020

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

March 8, 2020 International Women's Day A PLACE by Edwina Gateley I dream a place for women to come apart to meet themselves in a safe and nurturing space. A...

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Mary’s Pence Tables at Leadership Conference

March 7, 2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota Look for Mary's Pence at the 2020 Muslim Women's Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 7, 2020. The conference, hosted by former Mary's Pence...

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Picture of "As Long as Grass Grows" Book for March 2020 book Club

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March 2020 Book Club

March 7, 2020 Online Mary's Pence extends an open invitation for people to join us for our online book club discussion on Saturday, March 7th at 11am Central. We will...

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March- Inspiring Women

About the featured image:  Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) Washington, D.C.  Eliminating public gendered harassment and assault. Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) uses community-based resources to eliminate public...

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GrantAdvisor Recognizes Mary’s Pence

February 26, 2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota GrantAdvisor — an online form that collects, shares, and quantifies anonymous feedback from grantees — published a list of the top 10 GreatFoundations in Minnesota...

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February – Inspiring Women

About the featured image:  Encuentro Celebrating ESPERA's 10th Anniversary. La Palma, El Salvador.  In January 2019, Mary's Pence celebrated ESPERA's 10th anniversary in La Palma with a special Encuentro. Seventy...

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January- Inspiring Women

About the featured image:  Women Organizing Women Network (WOW Network) Minneapolis, Minnesota Empowering East African women to assert their political voice. East African women immigrants commonly face challenges as a...

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