Photograph of the group of women that comprises CEPROSI.

Nicaraguan Women at the Heart: A Story of Accompaniment

“At the heart of our work are the women,” explains Gilda Larios, ESPERA Team Lead. This is the profoundly intentional notion behind our work.

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ESPERA

Founded in Rebellion: Women Organizing for their Rights

The featured image shows ASMUR's leadership team. The woman in the image on the left is Cristina.  This history of ASMUR was written by Cristina Bernabe. Cristina was a founding...

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Grants

Grantee Spotlight: Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

Austin, Texas, is located 225 miles from the US/Mexico border. That might not seem “so close,” but grantee Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border)...

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ESPERA

Five ESPERA Women at the Encuentro, Five Changed Lives!

Isabel, a Guatemalan woman from Sololá, interviews five women who, like her, participated in the Encuentro that took place in La Palma from January 8-10 to celebrate the 10th anniversary...

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ESPERA

It Keeps Me Sane

I am a member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and as a part of that organization, I have been blessed to be with Mary’s Pence for three fulfilling years. A...

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Community

The Death of the Forest is the End of Our Lives

Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND Advocate for Brazil’s Indigenous Poor and the Amazonian Rainforest An Inspiring Woman Featured in the Mary Pence Women’s Calendar Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND lived and died...

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Grants

Grantee Spotlight: Exodus Lending

Featured image is that of Exodus Lending staff: Anika Riewe, Kaitlyn Szabo, Anna Li and Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer.  One of the rewards that comes from partnering with a grantee organization for...

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St. Joseph Work Volunteer Bridget Peterson

Community

Meet Bridget – What I Value About Mary’s Pence

I could’ve chosen not to work with Mary’s Pence. As a St Joseph Worker, I had a few options as to where I wanted the program to place me for my...

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Auxiliadora at Women's Club of Minneapolis

ESPERA

As Crisis Deepens, Auxiliadora Accompanies Women

Auxiladora didn’t talk much about herself at first. We’d walked up the block to grab coffee and chatted for about an hour about the ESPERA program before she shared details...

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Robyn, our grants manager, at her desk

Grants

How We Work: Mary’s Pence Grants

With the fall 2019 grant cycle quickly approaching, it will soon be a busy time for all involved with Mary’s Pence grants. Seeking insight into our process, applicants often ask how grantees are selected. Here’s a glimpse into our process, a unique one among grantmaking organizations.

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