Grants

Grantee Highlight: Heartspark Press

At Mary’s Pence, we believe that all people deserve to live with dignity, free from violence and oppression, and with the opportunity to create the life they imagine for themselves...

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Grantee Spotlight: Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

About the featured image: Members of the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance watch Mayor Jim Kenney sign the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights into law.   The Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance...

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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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Mary's Pence 2019 Second Annual Grantee Retreat

Grants

Solidarity & Insight at Second Annual Grantee Retreat

During the course of 4 beautiful fall days, 20 women representing 12 Mary’s Pence grantee organizations connected, learned, relaxed, and had fun at the Second Annual Grantee Retreat. Held in...

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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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Robyn, our grants manager, at her desk

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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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Austin Tan Cerca May 2018

Grants

Record Number of Applications for Mary’s Pence Grants

As the need for supporting social justice efforts continues to grow, so does Mary’s Pence Grants program. Our spring 2019 funding cycle saw the highest number of applications submitted in the history of Mary’s Pence Grants. With limited funding opportunities available for grassroots organizations focused on social justice, Mary’s Pence Grants is now more important than ever before for supporting grassroots social justice programs.

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The Contact Center Organizes for Success of Members, Cincinnati Community, and More

“I am a former welfare recipient […] I actually got a GED and was still raising my family of seven children” said Cassandra Barham, Organizer at the Contact Center. “So here I am. I’m a success. And I want people to know that there is a way to be a success out there.”

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Ending Extreme Sentencing in California

California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) received a Mary’s Pence Grant this fall to help support their Drop LWOP campaign. The statewide campaign focuses on stopping life without parole sentencing (LWOP) and securing sentence commutations for all people serving life without parole in California. Working with over 100 partner organizations, CCWP leads advocacy efforts to end extreme sentencing and improve prison conditions for all people who are currently incarcerated in California.

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Taking Care of Ourselves – Mary’s Pence Grantee Discussion

Our grantee partners are all doing intense, challenging social justice work on a daily basis. Their level of commitment often means that self-care for staff and volunteers is neglected. The teleconference offered the opportunity to share resources and suggestions for self-care strategies among grantees.

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