We understand many Southwest Florida residents are emotionally and physically exhausted from the stress of the preparations and the impact of the storm. We have compiled a list of resources for anyone who may be in need of assistance.
We Elevate Women and Girls by Investing in Programs that Educate, Boost Security and Entrepreneurship, and Advocate from a Woman’s Perspective.
We can elevate 4th and 5th grade girls, like Maria and Evelyn, to learn to sew, cook, and learn crafts and life skills with caring mentors. This is an example of your donation of just $25 per month working to support matching grants to programs like New Horizon’s Super Girls Club… Read More
After 25 years of making money for others, Carleen became a business owner thanks to a Kiva U.S. Micro-Loan supported by the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida. She turned a small profit and earned a small income in the first year. Thanks to a successful repayment of her first Kiva Loan… Read More
Human trafficking is the darkest, most brutal and hidden crime taking place in Southwest Florida. Most are lulled by the myth that human trafficking happens only in faraway places. But the truth is sex and labor trafficking are flourishing nearby, The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida
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Naples Resident, and single mother of five, Marianela has a goal, to become a Physician to deliver care to underserved populations.
According to Marianela,
"Working full time, going to school and taking care of a family of five can cause financial stress. The help from the Matched Savings for Education program takes some of the financial burden off my shoulders, especially during summer when some grants are not available."
The U.S. Congress recently took steps to close the loophole that currently makes it legal for internet businesses like BackPage.com to advertise and sell children for sex. This positive action to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was met with immediate opposition by Google and other well-funded tech company lobbyists.Here are 6 myths and facts you should be aware of regarding the tech industry’s obstruction of section 230 legislation.
The investment in educational attainment for women is a key workforce development strategy at the Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida. However, helping women achieve an education can also mean helping the men in their life.