Women's Stories Archive - Mary's Pence
Working Group on Girls of Schenectady (WGGS), based in Schenectady, New York.

Beyond the Money: Helping Grantees Navigate the Challenges of Operating Grassroots Organizations

The nature of their size and scope makes Mary’s Pence grantees unique. They are often formed organically by a group of people who, bearing witness to injustice, decide to organize themselves and their community to make lasting social change. But like most women-led, grassroots organizations, Mary’s Pence grantees are generally understaffed and underfunded. While grantees […]

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Grants

The Unseen Work of Capacity Building

One of the toughest things for a small nonprofit to find funding for is the very essential work of planning, staff development, essentials like computers, and self care. In fact...

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ESPERA

Training that Transforms

 When schools in Honduras shut down for 3 months in early 2020, Sara R, a mother and owner of a small business  that sold school supplies in her community,...

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ESPERA Team visiting partners in Honduras

ESPERA

ESPERA Regional Team Visits Women and Organizations in 4 Countries

The lifting of COVID restrictions has been a welcome reprieve for many people – especially the women of ESPERA who thrive on the community support and accompaniment they receive from...

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Grants

Former Grantee Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Mary’s Pence isn’t the only organization celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Just as Mary’s Pence has grown and evolved since its founding in 1987, so too have many of...

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Grants

Using Data to Promote Justice and Equality for Women

Data is powerful. Sometimes used as a discriminatory tool to exclude, divide and marginalize people, data also has the capacity to unite people. It can be used to promote justice...

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Community

The Mary’s Pence Community Welcomes You

Founded on the core values of dignity, justice, and solidarity, we seek to be a space of belonging and purpose where community comes together to work for social justice. The...

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Dare to Run Women's Leadership Program

Grants

Dare to Run Inspires, Challenges and Prepares Women to Actively Participate in the Political Process

Women’s participation in U.S. electoral politics has historically been severely restricted. Even after the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, exclusions based on race and residency persisted for decades before...

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ESPERA awards funding for CESPPO women

ESPERA

ESPERA’s Newest Partner Focuses on Gender Justice and Inclusion for Participants and their Families

According to ESPERA’s newest partner, the Asociación Coordinadora Salvadoreña de Pequeños Productores Organizados (CESPPO), funding from ESPERA for women’s small business loans was the final piece that was needed to...

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Institute for Research on Male Supremacism

Grants

Deconstructing Male Supremacism and Misogyny

Understanding and combating male supremacist ideals and culture is the focus of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS). Founded in 2019, IRMS is committed to supporting researchers exposing...

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