May 21, 2018
Womenade Boston Gives $102K to Five Boston Area Nonprofits

June 15, 2017 — Womenade Boston, a Boston-based giving circle comprised of women leaders that raises awareness and funds for programs which positively impact the lives of women and teen girls in the Boston area, this week awarded $102,500 to five area nonprofits.

Christine Swistro, president of Womenade Boston, said, "For the first time, through additional support from members and friends, Womenade Boston was able to expand its impact and award five grants to organizations serving the needs of women and teen girls within our communities."

Receiving $20,500 each were the following:

Programs serving teen girls:

Programs focused on the empowerment of women:
  • Jeremiah Program, Boston, to add staffing resources to deliver their multigenerational poverty to prosperity programming

  • Citizens for Safety, Boston, to fund Operation LIPSTICK, Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner City Killings

  • Sitters Without Borders, Arlington, to expand a family coordinator position to match low-income single mothers attending college with volunteer babysitters
Womenade Boston members visited 18 organizations this spring as part of the annual grant making cycle and received a total of 73 letters of inquiry.

Founded in 2011,Womenade Boston grants for programs, projects, infrastructure, and organizational capacity building. Additionally, Womenade Boston is committed to educating women about philanthropy and developing their philanthropic leadership. Since its inception, Womenade Boston has made grants totaling nearly $600,000 to Boston area organizations.

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