The following organizations were grantees of the Spring 2002 cycle.
A Sporting Chance Foundation (ASCF)
Chicago, Illinois - $1,000
As part of their summer camp program for girls, A Sporting Chance, has developed a Counselor-In-Training Program to provide up to 10 female youths with leadership and life skills while being mentored by caring adults. The funding will go towards the starter kits that the CITs receive including a backpack and tennis shoes.
Thailand - $1,500
Anjaree seeks to improve the social environment for Thai lesbians by community building, public and media education, and policy advocacy.
Artists in Residence
Dover, New Hampshire - $1,000
AIR provides life-changing experiences for teenage girls in need in the under-served regions of Strafford and Rockingham counties. Funding will go towards the summer program for low-income high school freshman and sophomore girls.
Watsonville, CA - $1,000
The funding will support a pilot project of workshops that combine training in leadership and organizational development skills to empower women and their families. In response to invitations from grassroots organizations, Capacitar will bring these workshops to Appalachia and El Salvador.
Chicago Health Connection
Chicago, Illinois - $500
The funding will support the Peer Counselor Training and Placement Program that works with community women to promote breastfeeding through paid positions in area hospitals and health centers.
Bronx, New York - $1000
The Kids in Motion program offers music/drama-movement classes to homeless children. Going into their third year, they plan to invite mothers to attend the sessions to give them an appreciation of what their children are learning as well as the opportunity for children and their mothers to share song and musical games.
Film Arts Foundation - Lebanon: Meaning in the Ruins
Oakland, California - $1,000
This 56 minute documentary follows the lives of youths who grew up in the war zone of Lebanon with footage from 1993 through today. The grant will support completion of the film.
Foundation for Women
Bangkok, Thailand - $1,500
Through the Women's Information Network, FFW provides direct service to women as well as public education and information services. The funding will support educational pamphlets on domestic violence and abuse against women and children.
Fuerza Unida, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas - $1,000
The funding will support the Member Public Leadership Education Project. The specific purpose of the project is to create more women organizers working for racial, economic, political and social justice in San Antonio. The project will work to share skills between younger women and their older compañeras and build relationships with women of all ages.
Girls Write Now
Los Angeles, California - $1,200
This new program plans to guide and encourage young women in developing their writing and communication skills through mentoring relationships with women writers.
The Girl Project
San Francisco, CA - $1,000
The funding will support completion of Shoes, a short narrative film that explores issues of limitations and powerlessness, class-bias amongst children and self worth through materialism.
Heal the Healer
Fort Wayne, Indiana - $700
The grant will support a day long mini-retreat for women healers, particularly those who work in Domestic and Sexual Violence, to honor the work they do and provide time to share, network and support each other.
Literature for All of Us
Evanston, Illinois - $1,000
This program brings the rewards of reading and writing through book group discussions. The grant will support a new group at Nikola Tesla Alternative High School, a Chicago Public School for pregnant and parenting teenage girls. Through their empowerment model, book group members are validated as they give voice to their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Organized Chaos Mediaworks
Brooklyn, New York - $900
Funding will support the making of Silent Choices, a documentary film that examines the politics of abortion and its impact on the lives of African American women.
Chicago, Illinois - $500
The theater's after school program, Dramagirls, is designed to foster confidence in adolescent girls by teaching powerful and assertive skills such as playwriting, dance, drumming, puppetry, and performance.
Women Land Play Project
Brooklyn, New York - $750
The funding will support the production of Free-me-dom, A More Tangible Me, a surreal comic trilogy about race gender and the struggle to be defined by ones own humanity, featuring a multiracial, gay and straight cast of performance artists, comedians and singers.
The Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women's Fund grantees:
Asociación De Trabajadores Agropecuarios (Saint Isabel de Macas Farm Workers' Association)
Ecuador - $1,000
This project is devoted to assisting indigenous women farmers of this region gain from economic and technical resources. They plan to also help to protect the land against deforestation, and preserve the cultural traditions of the Andino and Shuar people of Ecuador. They hope to have a direct impact on the living conditions of the poor women agricultural workers of this area.
The Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund grantees:
Westechester People's Action Coalition
White Plains, New York - $1,000
WESPAC offers the Girls' PROUT camp in Northern Pennsylvania where girls engage in age-appropriate workshops on wealth disparity, gender representation in the media, irresponsible corporate behavior, and a variety of environmental issues and learning about healthy lifestyle habits. The funding will help support two girls from low income inner city families to the camp attending the camp.
The PatsyLu Fund grantees:
Brooklyn, New York - $2,000
Circus Amok is a lesbian-directed alternative circus theater whose mission is to provide free, public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York. The grant will fund a commission to lesbian composer/instrumentalist Terry Dame to create 35 minutes of new music for their June 2002 program.
International Alliance for Women in Music
Miramar, Florida - $1,200
The grant will support the recently formed student chapters of the organization in order to increase its outreach, raise consciousness among young women of political issues in the women-in-music movement, strengthen the network for the dissemination of information, and broaden the base of support and future leadership of the IAWM.
Pauline Oliveros Foundation
Kingston, New York - $2,200
The grant will commission two young lesbian composers to write trombone compositions through the New Works from Women: Trombone project. POF will offer Deep Listening Space in Kingston for concerts featuring commissioned work and will facilitate performances on The Wired Tromboneprogram in Texas and California.
The Edie Windsor Old Lesbian Fund grantees:
Bronx Lesbian and Gay Health Resource Consortium
Bronx, New York - $1,000
The grant will go towards a stipend to a member of the old lesbian community to conduct outreach to other old lesbians in collaboration with an outreach worker from Senior Action in a Gay Environment.