B.E.S.T will offer eligible applicants the opportunity to save for education, participate in financial training classes and receive individualized coaching. You will benefit from higher wages through training and education!
The Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida is a Kiva Loan Trustee offering trusted female entrepreneurs the opportunity to borrow up to $10,000 with 0% interest and 36 months to repay.
Elevate Her SWFL, an initiative of the Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida, provides a platform for professionals to develop philanthropic leadership skills and make grants to nonprofits serving women and girls in Southwest Florida.
Sex trafficking of children is the darkest, most brutal and hidden place in our community. Most of our community has been lulled by the myth that sex trafficking is something that happens in faraway places, beyond our community and our responsibility.
The Futures Fund supports efforts that help reduce violent crime in our region as well as promote opportunities for job training and placement, education and scholarships. The Futures Fund will support agencies that assist victims of violent crimes such as domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, murder, stalking, human trafficking, kidnapping, and aggravated battery, strangulation,
Find out why men support the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida! Be A Man!!
Where can you meet former ambassadors, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and CEOs who care about human trafficking and promoting female entrepreneurship? The 2016 Trust Women Conference. I will soon be heading to London to represent the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida at this conference that promises to be a rewarding experience all around.
#GivingTuesday is a global movement that unites people and countries by celebrating our capacity to give back to our communities.
Here are three ways you can join this international movement:
We've made great strides towards our goals in 2016 but there is still much work to be done!
Don't miss this commentary by our Founder and Director Brenda Tate who's opening up about our past, present and future commitment to SWFL women and girls!
Music is a mood-boosting wonder drug, and today we wanted to share our dose of daily happiness and inspiration with you!
The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida awarded $20,000 in matching grants to Our Mother’s Home, Pace Center for Girls in Lee County, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, and New Horizons, as part of their ElevateHer SWFL initiative. The grants were awarded during the Foundation’s Fall 2016 #ElevateHerSWFL breakfast which took place October 27th at Talis Park in Naples. The grants underscore the Foundation's commitment to invest $500,000 in causes that help local women and girls by 2020.
Fifth Third Bank Florida has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Women's Foundation of Southwest Florida. The grant will support efforts to boost entrepreneurship and improve the economic power of Southwest Florida women. It also increases the Women's Foundation's revolving fund for Kiva U.S loans. Kiva.org is a global crowd funding platform for business capital. The loans allow female entrepreneurs access the capital they need to launch or grow their business.
It’s no secret that the cost of college is higher than ever before in the U.S. (and that it continues to rise every year). However, as technology advances so does our need to acquire an education and develop new skills.
Getting an education is more important than ever!
The number of women-owned businesses in the country is growing faster than ever. This is great news! New businesses create new jobs and boost our local economy. However, women entrepreneurs face unique challenges which often result from gender bias or perception. Here are three of the common challenges women face when owning a business: