Women’s Fund Distributes $48,100 in Grants

Since its inception in 1998, the Women’s Fund has awarded $450,000 in grants, and has grown its endowment to more than $1 million.

Ten nonprofit organizations from Onondaga, Madison and Cayuga counties received grants from the Women’s Fund of Central New York. The grants, totaling more than $48,000, will fund projects that support the advancement and full participation of women and girls.

Chadwick Residence received $5,000 to support its program coordinator who recruits and trains volunteers, then places them with opportunities suiting their skills.

Clear Path for Veterans received $5,000 to cover expenses for the retreat staff and program participants.

David’s Refuge received $5,000 to fund forty nights at Camp Loon for families, along with providing healthy meals and therapeutic wellness sessions.

Joseph’s House for Women received $5,000 to purchase and install the plumbing for laundry facilities in an accessible location at its community center.

The Junior League of Syracuse received $5,000 to offer cooking literacy and nutrition classes for women in the community.

King Ferry Food Pantry received $3,100 to provide our female clients with personal care items.

Oswego Health Foundation received $5,000 to purchase a new fetal monitoring system.

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park received $5,000 to support its interactive art installation: “Forty Acres and a Mule: Figuring Reparations in the Landscape.”

Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School received $5,000 to purchase materials such as Lego building blocks and bricks, STEM kit straw constructor, magnetic building sticks and more for its women’s science club.

Women on the Front Line received $5,000 to support Stitch by Stitch into Success, a project that will allow mothers and daughters (or women with younger relatives) to create clothing and accessories while learning to operate sewing machines.

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