Women's & Girls' Fund announces 2010 Grants
Apr 29, 2010
Funding for Physical, Sexual & Domestic Safety
Two organizations received grants totaling $20,000 from the Women’s & Girls’ Fund of Kern County during a luncheon Thursday at Seven Oaks Country Club.
The Women’s & Girls’ Fund is an endowment administered by the Kern Community Foundation. The grants represent the third annual distribution from the fund since its inception in 2005, with cumulative awards totaling $63,000.
A $10,000 grant was awarded to the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault to provide education in personal safety and self-defense techniques for 600 women age 14 and older in rural
The Kern County Network for Children was awarded a $10,000 grant for work conceived by its Domestic Violence Advisory Council (DVAC). The grant addresses circumstances wherein children witness the domestic violence death, suicide, or near death of a parent or caregiver. The Women’s & Girls’ Fund will underwrite the curriculum and instructional model to guide multi-disciplinary crisis response teams called to domestic violence death scenes. Grant funding will also help recruit, train, and compensate Domestic Violence Crisis Specialists dealing directly with children. According to the DVAC, in 2009 there were 16 domestic violence-related deaths in
Invited speakers at the event included Hopraya Stidom and Ebony Lyons, both Foothill High School students, who lauded Project G.O.A.L. (Girls Overcoming Any Limitation), supported by the Women’s & Girls’ Fund with a 2009 grant.
In addition to announcing grants, the Women’s & Girls’ Fund honored its 2010 Women Defining Philanthropy. Two teens shared the Young Woman prize, recognized for their community service and fundraising on behalf of various nonprofits. Honorees were Amanda Mosby of