Women Working Wonders Fund Awards $25K in Grants to Support Local Women and Girls
The Women Working Wonders (WWW) Fund recently awarded $25,000 in grant funds to support local nonprofit programs that empower women and girls to effect positive change in the community. From l to r: Bopha Malone, WWW Board President, Brenda Costello, WWW Grants Committee Co-Chair, Jeffrey D. Thielman, President and CEO of International Institute of New England and Carrie Meikle, WWW Grants Committee Co-Chair
The Women Working Wonders (WWW) Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, recently announced the recipients of $25,000 in grants. These grants will support local programs that empower women and girls to effect positive change in the community.
2019 WWW Grant Recipients:
- $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell to support F.L.Y. (Forever Loving Yourself)
- $5,000 to Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell to support Stepping Stones Early Education Program
- $5,000 to International Institute of New England to support Lowell’s English for Empowerment Program (E-FEM)
- $5,000 to Lowell Community Health Center to support Strong Women, Strong Families Program
- $5,000 to Megan House Foundation of Lowell to support “Coming Home” program
“We’re proud to celebrate our 15th anniversary and provide an additional grant to the community this year,” said Bopha Malone, Women Working Wonders Fund board president. “These nonprofits work wonders to improve the lives of girls and women, and we’re honored to help them make a difference and create positive change in countless lives.”
Women Working Wonders provides annual grants in three key areas: assist women in transition, provide leadership development as well as contribute to the beautification of the environment.
Founded in 2004 by a small group of women coming together to form a collective giving organization that focused on women’s issues, the fund has made 41 grants of $5,000 to organizations supporting women and girls in the Greater Lowell area.
“We are very thankful for your generous support of our English for Empowerment Program (E-FEM)! The grant from the Women Working Wonders Fund will allow us to provide language and cultural orientation support to 30 refugee women in Lowell who are eager to contribute to their new community,” noted 2019 WWW Grant recipient Jeffrey D. Thielman, President and CEO of International Institute of New England.
The Women Working Wonders Fund’s Power of the Purse 2019 event is scheduled for October 24, 2019. Tickets go on sale August 12. For information about WWW and the upcoming event, visit: www.womenworkingwondersfund.com.