The Women Working Wonders (WWW) Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of $10,000 in mini-grants. These grants will support local nonprofit programs that empower women and girls to effect positive change in the community. As we have worked hard to continue to grow our endowment, we have the privilege to increase grant support to our community beyond our annual grant cycle each summer, said Carolyn Gregoire, Women Working Wonders Fund board president. COVID-19 has increased the needs of the community, and WWWF is responding by providing $10,000 in mini-grants to help area nonprofits during this challenging time.
Recipients of 2022 WWW mini-grants include:
- Coalition for A Better Acre (Lowell) $1,000 for the Acre Dance Group
- Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell $2,000 for Mental Health First Aid Training for Staff
- Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust $1,000 for Women in Stewardship
- The Megans House Foundation (Lowell) $1,000 for Travel Subsidies
- Whistler House Museum of Art (Lowell) $2,000 for Building Repairs
- The Wish Project (North Chelmsford) $1,000 for new bras and underwear
- Women Accelerators (Lowell Chapter)- $2,000 for Accelerating Women Leadership Program
Susu Wong, co-founder of Women Accelerators says, This program is designed to equip female leaders with the specific strategies, mindsets, and behaviors they will need to confidently lead themselves and others as they advance within their organizations. WWWF provides annual grants in three key areas: assist women in transition, provide leadership development as well as contribute to the beautification of the environment. Established in 2004, the fund has granted nearly $300,000 to nonprofits supporting women and girls in the Greater Lowell area.