Stand Together Fund

by Washington Area Women's Foundation
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Stand Together Fund
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Aug 28, 2020

Stand Together Fund- Grant Report August 2020

Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards Over $130,000 in Grants to DC-Area Care Workers

Investments Fund Organizations Who Work with Care Workers Throughout the Washington Region

Washington, D.C.  (July, 2020) – Washington Area Women’s Foundation, the only donor-supported, public foundation dedicated to building economic security for women and girls in the Washington region, announces its second round of grants from the Stand Together Fund. The new docket, with investments totaling $136,750 will directly fund 336 women care workers – inclusive of family child care providers, early childhood educators, in-home health aides, and medical aides – throughout the region.

“The care workforce has been forced to make impossible choices for the past four months. They have either continued to work to ensure those they care for are safe and healthy while risking their own health, or stopped working and lost their income to protect their own health or care for their own children,” says Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation. “Given the direct and disproportionate impact COVID-19 was having on the care workforce, direct cash assistance to care workers quickly rose to the top of our priority list.”

“It’s important to note that the care workforce in the Washington region is largely women of color,” says Martine Sadarangani Gordon, Vice President of Programs, Washington Area Women’s Foundation. “Using trust-based philanthropy, we are thrilled to award grants to six partners who will distribute cash gifts right in the hands of the care workers who need it the most.”

Launched in April, the Stand Together Fund helps support women and girls of color in the region who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The Women’s Foundation identified the safety of women experiencing violence, and the stability of frontline care workers as two issue areas where there are critical gaps in funding.

The list of Stand Together Fund Grantees (*Indicates new Grantee Partner):

Bright Beginnings

Home Care Partners

Identity, Inc.

Infant Toddler Family Day Care

LIFT-DC

Prince George’s Child Resource Center

This is the second round of grants to be disseminated from The Women’s Foundation Stand Together Fund. Four of the six organizations are first-time grant recipients from The Women’s Foundation. The first round of grants, totaling $100,000, were given to organizations that provide culturally specific support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Additional grants will be disseminated from the Stand Together Fund to benefit more organizations supporting the safety of women and girls and the care workforce in the region.

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Washington Area Women's Foundation

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