Thank you for supporting the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis! Because of your gifts, WFGM is one of the fastest growing women’s foundations in the country that is dedicated to securing and granting funds to programs that enable women and their families to become economically stable. We are considered to be on the leading edge of economic and community development focused on moving families living at or below the poverty level toward economic security.
Since 1996, WFGM has invested $14.3 million into the Memphis community through grant making, community initiatives and public private partnerships, helping to serve 16,500 people each year. Of that total, $6.6 million has been awarded to 395 programs involving more than 100 local non-profits, including investments in advocacy and research. Since 2004, WFGM has invested $7.7 million for Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE, a public-private partnership providing comprehensive, personalized case management for more than 1,200 current and former public housing residents.
For 2012-2013, we have invested $630,000 in grants to 33 local non-profit programs the following areas of focus: Economic and Financial Literacy, Job Readiness/Career Development, Leadership Development, Non-Traditional Job Training, and Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Research, and Technical Support. Please see the full list of organizations and programs below.
A Bridge of Hope Ministries – Change Is Possible: Life Skills for Self-SufficiencyAdvance Memphis – Advance Memphis: Jobs for Life Agape Child and Family Services, Inc. – H.I.R.E LearningBlues City Cultural Center, Inc. – Seek to Serve and The Hope Day ZoneBooker T. Washington High School – Booker T. Washington Girls Basketball/Track Teams Educational/Cultural ExperienceCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Memphis Shelby County, Inc. – Next StepsCollierville Literacy Council – GED: The Time is Now!Community Legal Center – Legal Services for WomenDeNeuville Learning Center for Women – Job Readiness and Career Development ChallengeDress for Success Memphis – Success Is Working Families of Incarcerated Individuals – Doorways Re-entry Program Girl Scouts Heart of the South – Today’s Girls; Tomorrow’s LeadersGirls Incorporated of Memphis – So You Want to be an EntrepreneurGrace House of Memphis – Grace House of Memphis Phoenix ProjectHopeWorks, Inc. – Personal and Career Development ClassKarat Place, Inc. – Job Readiness-Rehabilitating Women Ex-offenders for Self-sufficiencyLatino Memphis – Abriendo Puertas – Opening DoorsMemphis Area Legal Services – Opportunity Plus Program Memphis Family Shelter – Family Counseling ProgramMemphis Interfaith Hospitality Network – MIHN Homeless Family Counseling ProgramMemphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board – Memphis Urban Debate League Memphis Urban League, Inc. – Project ReadyMeritan, Inc. – Senior Community Service Employment ProgramMi Techo, Inc. – Financial Literacy InitiativeNeighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. – Women Empowered to Succeed: Life Skills and Job Training New Ballet Ensemble and School – New Ballet Ensemble & School Scholarship FundRISE Foundation, Inc. – Save Up ProgramSouthwest Tennessee Community College Foundation – Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)The Exchange Club Family Center – First STEPS (Skills To Ensure Parenting Success)/Parent Aide Program: Parenting and Life Skills, Education and Mentoring For First Time Teen MothersThe Salvation Army – Renewal PlaceUrban Strategies Memphis HOPE – Community Supportive ServicesUniversity of Memphis Research Foundation-Herff CE – Girls Experiencing Engineering 2013YWCA of Greater Memphis – Young Women Trained and Ready & Girls Just Want to Have Funds
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