Last night, more than 50 of our members came together with a dozen representatives of the nonprofits on our ballot to learn more about these incredible organizations and vote to award our fourth cycle of grants.
As always, the Annual Voting Party left a deep imprint on all of us involved. With more than 55 initial applications, narrowing down the ballot to nine nonprofit programs was already a difficult process. After hearing from each of these worthy organizations, the wait while votes were counted was full of excitement and anticipation.
We were honored to award $23,000 in grants to these four fabulous nonprofits:
The SMART Girls Program engages small groups in informational and experiential learning activities to empower female club members with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice healthy lifestyle choices.
Groups are designed to help 60+ participants understand and overcome emotional challenges, achieve and maintain healthy relationships, and prepare to accomplish their goals with confidence.
H.O.M.E. (Housing, Options, Mentoring, Empowerment) is a bridge from shelter to independence, providing transitional housing and support services to women forced into homelessness by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Women Warrior Trips to Zion National Park for two groups of 4 Utah veterans who have experienced sexual assault or harassment with the support of a volunteer therapist.
Congratulations to our 2014 grantees!