2009 Grant Recepients

Nest, dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries, supports women artists and artisans in the developing world by helping them create sustainable entrepreneurial businesses. To do this, Nest provides micro-credit loans to assist with the purchase of materials necessary to begin and/or maintain craft-based businesses.

The Latin American Youth Center’s Girls’ Youth Leadership Program offers 12-18 year-old girls programming to develop self-esteem and leadership skills, and empower those at risk of gang involvement in their communities. Activities range from dance and theater classes to self-defense and health communication workshops.

The Women’s Collective (TWC) meets the self-defined needs of women, girls, and their families living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. By reducing barriers to care and strengthening the network of support available to these women and girls, TWC provides a safe, non-judgmental environment where services are peer-led, woman- and girl-focused, and culturally appropriate. TSF is pleased to offer a second grant, this time in the amount of $750, to the following organization:

Girls on the Run of Washington, DC employs exercise, goal-setting, and mentoring to help girls realize leadership potential, build self-esteem, and hone their social skills. Upon completion of a curriculum and a 5K race, girls acquire a tangible sense of accomplishment, with the potential that they will continue to use physical activity and positive social etiquette as a way to evolve into their best selves.