The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) is accepting applications for a spring 2020 grant cycle to fund organizations that are working to fight sexual violence in Western Mass. Funding for this grant cycle is made possible by a grant that the WFWM received from The Fund for the Me Too Movement and Allies (the Me Too Fund), housed at the New York Women’s Foundation.

In 2018, The New York Women’s Foundation, in partnership with Tarana Burke, launched the Me Too Fund with a specific focus on supporting the activists, leaders, and advocates in the ‘me too’ movement and allies. The Fund has a community-centered approach and supports programs and initiatives that are working on the prevention and elimination of sexual violence and harassment and the healing of survivors and victims.

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) is carrying out Me Too Fund’s goal of ensuring ongoing philanthropic investments toward transforming the oppressive systems that produce structural inequalities of power that result in harassment and violence by making grants from this fund in and for our community.

WFWM is accepting grant applications from women and girl-serving organizations in all four counties of Western Massachusetts. Grants awards will be in the $5,000 to $10,000 range, and will be made with the goal of awarding at least one grant to an organization in each of the four counties. Projects funded by this grant must focus on prevention and/or intervention of sexual violence and harassment.

This grant opportunity is now closed–stay connected to the WFWM through our e-newsletter.

Survivors Recovery Fund

The Survivors Recovery Fund is a community-advised fund dedicated to promoting the recovery of survivors of partner abuse and sexual assault.

Current Grantees

Safe Passage

Say Something Program

Human In Common

The Salasin Project

Healthy Relationships After Trauma Project

Root Studio Inc.

Elizabeth Freeman Center

Berkshires Believe

Past Grantees

Pioneer Valley Project: Summer Freedom School

YWI 2019 Participatory Grant Making

Gandara: PhotoVoice Project

Gandara: PhotoVoice Project

YWI 2019 Participatory Grant Making

Catie’s Closet in Springfield

Catie’s Closet in Springfield

YWI 2019 Participatory Grant Making

YWI 2018 Participatory Grant Making

Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions

Pioneer Valley Youth Leadership Initiative

Elizabeth Freeman Center

Money School

Treehouse Foundation

Re-envisioning Foster Care Together

Greenfield Community College

GARDEN Project

MotherWoman

Firm Foundations - Policy Changes for Mothers

Neighbor to Neighbor

Voice Activated

Flying Cloud Institute

TurnUP! Young Women in Science Program

Prison Birth Project

Advocacy and Training

Face the Facts

Reduce Teen Pregnancy

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Million Awarded

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