Congrats all members and our latest GIVING WoMN Grant Recipients!

We are Very Pleased to Announce Our 2018 Grant Recipients

Thank you to all GIVING WoMN members all for your engagement and involvement over the past year, helping to make our community stronger! And thank you to all our members who voted in our recent ballot!

We had a fun and educational event at Perspectives on Tuesday 2/27 at which we not only learned more about Perspectives and their Children’s Mental Health program that we funded 2 years ago, but we also announced our grant recipients who will be receiving their grants from us in upcoming weeks.

Since our first grants were made in 2006, including this year’s recipients, we will have donated over $1,369,000 dollars to Twin Cities community-enriching programs. This year we are making 6 Community grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 and totaling $128,000. Grant projects/organizations and amounts are determined based on member votes/rank and our published funding principles (available on the Grants tab on our website).

Here are this year’s grant recipients of grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000:

  • Banyon Community: After School Program
  • Minnesota Life College: Vocational Certificate Program
  • Family Partnership: PRIDE program
  • Emma Norton Services: Supportive Housing Model
  • Episcopal Homes Minnesota: Scholarship Program
  • Second Harvest Heartland: Food+You Program

The funding amounts were determined based on the weighted membership voting of the 89 (out of 116) members who voted. Member votes were spread among all ballot candidates so the grant amounts reflect these weighted votes.  The final member-chosen grant recipients represent a diverse set of services serving youth and their families in our community.  Note that these recipients are representative of the majority of nominations made by members last May through June.