Investing in programs that boost entrepreneurship in Southwest Florida is one of our key priorities. Our B3 for Women and Kiva U.S loans programs work to eliminate the barriers to economic and social equality by helping local women entrepreneurs access interest-free capital and entrepreneurial resources. To celebrate Women's History Month we're highlighting some of our past program participants and celebrating the work they're doing to shape Southwest Florida's business landscape.
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 Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation. 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 Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation
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To Kick-off Women’s History Month 2018, today the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation joins members of Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan partnership of 32 public U.S. women’s foundations, to announce Year 2 (2017) results of its collective five-year, $100 million funding commitment to ensure economic security for low-income women and their families across the country.
The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation transferred today an innovative human trafficking data program to the State Attorney’s Office. The program was developed by the Women’s Foundation in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Human Task Force under the leadership of the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
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