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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Multicolored Hands in a circle

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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Working Group on Girls of Schenectady (WGGS), based in Schenectady, New York.

Grants

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...

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Friends and family sitting outside Tortilleria Maria Luis

ESPERA

Memorializing a Vibrant Spirit

When Maria Luisa Mejia passed away in January 2020, she left behind an impressive legacy. The Coordinator of our ESPERA partner Red de Mujeres in Morelos, Mexico, Maria Luisa was...

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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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