We are proud to announce that The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs www.zontabonitasprings.com has selected our Founder and Director, Brenda Tate as their 2017 Woman of the Year.
"The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity report," released this month, found that more women in Florida live in poverty today than in 2004. In fact, our state ranks in the bottom third of all states of women living in poverty.
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!
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.