Women’s Fund ($30,348)
- Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc. (Hartford): Waterbury Outreach – $4,348 to support 800 girls to participate in an afterschool Girl Scout experiences from September 2020- June 2021 at three Waterbury elementary schools.
- Madre Latina (Waterbury): Mariposa Project – $9,000 to continue support of a Latino youth leadership and empowerment program, that provides positive health messages, promotes the development of self-esteem, advocacy and leadership skills in Latinas ages 9 to 14.
- Save Girls on FYER (Waterbury): SGOF Leadership Academy & Literacy on FYER Programs – $9,000 to provide a safe environment for powerful enrichment and development programs that shape the lives of girls of color and to continue to provide training in youth advocacy and cover topics that provide character-building skills.
- Women’s Choice Charitable Association (Waterbury): Community Doula Program – $8,000 to provide free and low-cost pregnancy support services, especially for Black mothers who live in Waterbury.
Women’s Giving Circle ($25,000)
The Women’s Giving Circle’s 2021 grant recipients include $5,000 awards to the following organizations:
- Girls with Impact of Greenwich to support its 2021 Entrepreneurial Academy which will equip twenty girls in the Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills region with business, leadership, college and career success.
- Madre Latina in Waterbury for its Young Representatives of Waterbury program, which is geared to Latina high school students in the city. Participants will learn leadership and civic engagement skills to make change in their community.
- Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury to support its Women of Color Empowerment Collective. The program will enroll fifteen women of color to focus on leadership and college graduation.
- Save Girls on F.Y.E.R in Waterbury to support its Leadership Academy Summer Exchange Program. The grant will support additional summer activities for girls participating in the Save Girls on F.Y.E.R. Leadership Academy.
- Women’s Choice Charitable Association in Waterbury for support of its Community Doula Project. The grant will enable the organization to provide free doulas to women of color who are birthing in Waterbury and who face financial challenges. This program will work alongside prenatal care provided by local hospitals and obstetrician offices.
Two additional finalists, Girl Scouts of Connecticut and Sustainable CT, received $1,000 for general operating support.