The grants will be presented at the Duncan Center in Dover on May 18 at 5:45 p.m. Each recipient organization addresses the Fund for Women’s mission to empower women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential. Recipients are statewide programs unless the county is noted:
Children & Families First ($15,000): The funds will be used to support a program that will increase the parenting skills of new mothers who are recovering from addiction.
Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. ($15,000): The grant will fund a program to provide safe and sober housing for women in recovery and their children in Sussex.
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition ($7,750): The coalition will use the funds to encourage proactive health care in diverse communities in Kent and Sussex.
Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now) ($7,750): The grant will fund a statewide program aimed to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies.
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute ($8,425): The grant will fund a program to improve financial management skills to increase the number of businesses owned by women in Sussex County.
Delaware Guidance Services for Youth & Children ($5,071): The grant will fund a statewide program that will teach coping skills to children and their families.
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County ($11,000): The grant will fund transportation support for homeless families in New Castle County.
FAME: Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, Inc. ($15,000): The grant will help fund programs to increase STEM education for girls in New Castle County.
Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County ($8,800): The grant will fund a program that will provide employment support for women in New Castle County.
Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids ($2,550): The grant will fund a program that provides children with the opportunity to grow and cultivate their own gardens at school in New Castle County.
Jewish Family Services of Delaware ($12,900): The grant will provide funds to support a statewide program to provide financial literacy workshops for refugees and immigrants.
Lydia’s Way ($15,000): Lydia’s Way will provide housing, dental care, clothing, and transportation for women with substance abuse issues in Kent County.
Pathways to Success ($6,000): Pathways to Success will provide a program to prevent unintended pregnancies for Sussex County high school girls.
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware ($10,000): The grant will be used to fund housing for mothers of premature and ill infants in all three counties.
Strive: How You Lead Matters ($9,800): The grant will be used to fund a Leadership Academy that promotes critical thinking and problem solving in New Castle County.
Urban Promise Wilmington ($10,000): The grant will be used to fund employment and leadership development for urban teens in New Castle County.
Vision to Learn ($15,000): The grant will be used to provide statewide free eye exams and glasses for low income girls.
What is Your Voice, Inc. ($15,000): This grant will fund holistic care for victims of domestic violence Sussex County.