Women's Stories Archive - Page 2 of 17 - 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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ESPERA Women Sell Goods in El Salvador Market

ESPERA

Listening Deeply: ESPERA’s 4 Strategic Priorities Center Around Accompaniment

This year, Mary’s Pence staff and board worked closely with the ESPERA team based in Mexico and El Salvador to identify the best ways to support the goals of organized...

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Families & Criminal Justice

Grants

Responding to the Challenge Grassroots Organizations Face in Securing Start-Up Funding

Nonprofit organizations often rely heavily upon grants to fund projects and develop new programs. But grant funding can be difficult; it’s time consuming to look for and identify qualifying grant...

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Nancy Johnson and her dad Nicholas

Community

Donating to Mary’s Pence: A Daughter Honoring Her Dad

Along with her most recent donation to Mary's Pence, Nancy Johnson noted that she was motivated to give because of her personal belief in helping women...and to honor her dad....

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Brenda at Concertacion de la Mujer de Suchitoto

ESPERA

ESPERA Participants and Employees of ESPERA Partners Benefit From Online Course

Brenda Sarahí isn’t a typical ESPERA program participant. As the employee of one of ESPERA’s partners that supports women in agro business, Brenda is participating in ESPERA’s online learning course...

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Mary's Pence Board Chair Carol Fendt

Community

Volunteers and Donors Invest in the Lives of Women

Greetings!  My name is Carol Fendt, and I am starting my 5th year as a Board Member for Mary’s Pence. Prior to serving as a member of the board, I...

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Dreams are Possible. Women working

Grants

Preparing Women for Jobs in Traditionally Male-Dominated Sectors

Mary’s Pence has always been an advocate for women’s full equality and participation in all aspects of society. One nonprofit that shares Mary’s Pence’s commitment to equity is Dreams are...

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Mary's Pence Board and Staff Planning Meeting

ESPERA

In Her Own Words: Gilda Larios Reflects on her Productive Visit to the U.S.

Before I explain the purpose of my visit to the U.S. this summer, let me give you the bigger picture of what’s happening in Latin America these days with regard...

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Young woman using megaphone at protest with Mary's Pence Grantee Youth Activism Project

Grants

Youth Activism Project Provides a Space for Youth to Develop Activism and Leadership Skills

Youth Activism Project is based in Washington D.C. but impacts youth across the country.  The two-time Mary’s Pence grantee trains teens to become activist leaders in their communities–leaders who are...

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Some of Mary's Pence staff and board pictured with CESPPO-CLAC during a preliminary visit to El Salvador.

ESPERA

ESPERA Launches New Partnership with El Salvador-Based Organization

Not even a global pandemic could stop them. After 13 months in the making, ESPERA and La Asociación Coordinadora Salvadoreña de Pequeños Productores Organizados (CESPPO) officially launched the inauguration of...

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