Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $1 Million

Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $1 Million

The has announced grants totaling more than $1 million to twenty-seven nonprofits working to improve the economic security of women and girls in the national capital region.

Grants were awarded in the areas of early care and education, financial education and asset building, job placement and skills training, and two-generational economic security. In the latter category, grants of $35,000 were awarded to support the development of programs that engage middle school-age girls and their mothers simultaneously; there are currently no programs of that kind in D.C. Recipients include , the , and the .

"We know that adolescence is an important opportunity to build foundational skills, encourage positive choices and reinforce girls' health and well-being so that they can attain economic security into adulthood," said foundation president Nicky Goren. "We've also found promising research that two-generation programs can help break persistent cycles of intergenerational poverty. With these new investments, our goal is to spark innovative and collaborative strategies that move families out of poverty and onto pathways to prosperity."

"." Washington Area Women’s Foundation Press Release 12/18/2013.