Mary’s Pence Grantees Are
WOMEN LED —
for the benefit of cis women, trans women, non-binary people and their families.
COMMUNITY CENTERED —
emerging from a need identified within the community, and collaboratively developed by members of the community, flexible enough to meet new, changing or emerging needs.
Working to enact long term sustainable change at the community level —
shifting public opinion about justice issues; forming alliances and collaborations across diverse populations; creating change in unjust structure or policies; or building capacity by building leadership, organizing or other social justice skills.
Focused on social justice actions —
human dignity, the common good, the right to economic security and dignified work, care for the earth, participation, subsidiarity (decisions are made at the most local level possible and involve those most impacted) and nonviolence.
MARY’S PENCE COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
We are committed to inclusion and equity and strive to ensure that our grantee funding reflects the diversity of the communities with which we partner with regard to color, income, physical ability, geography, age, and gender identity. We are committed to removing barriers that are faced by equity-seeking groups.
Beyond the Money
Our granting process is intentional and holistic. In order to meet emerging needs, we do not restrict funding to prescribed issue areas. Rather, the kinds of social justice issues that we fund arise organically as needs change and emerge within a community. We also provide our grantees with additional support including networking, retreats, information sessions and publicity.
Our unique approach has been recognized in recent years and is one of the main reasons we maintain a 100% rating on GrantAdvisor.
- 2019 NATIONAL GRANTMAKER OF THE YEAR (PRIVATE SECTOR CATEGORY) BY THE GRANT PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION