2019 Fund for Women Grantees
Catholic Charities — $15,000 — Catholic Charities Bayard House Residential Maternity Program helps homeless mothers and mothers expecting or with young children, ages 16 to 22, with primary care, hospital follow-up care, well baby care, and other services.
Delaware Center for Justice — $15,000 — DCJ’s Community Reintegration Services Program serves women transitioning from incarceration with comprehensive, trauma-informed care management to improve quality of life and and rehabilitation for New Castle County residents.
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, Inc. — $14,997 — Family Promise NNCC’s “Welcome Home” program ensures that homeless families are served with essential supplies to make their new house feel like home. Items include sheets, towels, pillows, dishes and all the little things most people take for granted.
Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation — $15,000 — The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation is awarding scholarships to women based on need, academic record and potential for success. They will provide mentoring support through professional women in the community. FSS’s mission is to grow the number of scholarships and strengthen mentoring services.
Nanticoke Health Foundation — $14,908 — The Nanticoke Health Foundation through its support of Nanticoke Health Services is providing breast cancer screenings for black women age forty or older, or for those younger than 40 who are at high risk for breast cancer.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Delaware Chapter Inc. — $15,000 — The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Delaware Chapter Inc. “Mary Ann Shadd Cary/Margaret Rose Henry Civic Engagement Initiative” is providing statewide leadership development project targeting Black women for active participation and decision making roles in neighborhood, government, business and civic affairs.
Planned Parenthood of Delaware — $14,950 — Planned Parenthood of Delaware “Teen Council” is striving to change teens’ sexual health attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs while honing their individual strengths. Teen Council members are trained to present to their peers on Healthy Relationships, Rape Culture, Communication, and more. Members represent diverse beliefs, viewpoints, and backgrounds.
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware — $15,000 Ronald McDonald House of Delaware is providing housing and support services to Delaware mothers with pre-term infants, who must travel 25 miles or more to the Wilmington area, in order to access the level of Neo Natal care their children require.
Serviam Girls Academy — $14,440 — Serviam Girls Academy’s mission is to provide a relevant and rigorous education to under-resourced girls in order to prepare them for success in high school, college and beyond, and ideally break the cycle of poverty. Their strategic STEM initiative will assist over 130 girls with technology, training and support.
STEHM, Inc. — $4,300 —Supportive Transitional and Emergency Housing Ministry’s Financial Independence Program will help homeless women and their children to become educated and empowered to achieve financial independence to get off the streets of Delaware. With personalized attention, up to 36 women will be assisted.
Survivors of Abuse in Recovery — $15,000 — Survivors of Abuse in Recovery’s program is Empowering Women to Overcome Past Trauma. This grant will allow them to increase the weekly individual and group therapy sessions to help survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, ages 19 and up.
UrbanPromise Wilmington — $15,000 — UrbanPromise’s StreetLeader: Young Women’s College Readiness and Retention Initiative trains and employs young women ages 14-19 to be counselors, teachers and role models in the community. Teens are provided with mentoring, tutoring, training, college visits and college prep.