Women Give San Diego celebrated its fifth year of giving on May 13th, 2015 by awarding $100,000 to four very deserving non profit organizations in San Diego County who are on a mission to help improve the lives of women and children.
After months of reviewing proposals, site visits, and focused meetings, the Grants Team made their final decision, and could not be more pleased. The non profit organizations selected were: Dreams for Change, International Rescue Mission, Leap to Success, and North County Lifeline.
$20,000 was awarded to Dreams for Change toward The Safe Parking Program which assists homeless living in their vehicles by providing safe parking lots for nightly parking with case management services.
$30,000 was awarded to International Rescue Committee to leverage their existing core funding to assist more low-income refugee women recover from war and attain financial independence in San Diego through entrepreneurship as well as employment.
$20,000 was awarded to Leap to Success toward their program that helps women recover from abuse by: increasing confidence, improving readiness and capacity to become employed, learn decision-making skills, create abuse-free relationships, and develop pathways to become employed and self-sufficient.
And, $30,000 was awarded to North County Lifeline toward Project LIFE, a human trafficking prevention and intervention program that helps victims transition from victim to survivor with the ultimate goal of physical and mental recovery, and permanent self-reliance.
The evening was a huge success with over 100 people members and guests in attendance to celebrate the grantees as well as recognize the impact a group of philanthropic women can have when they work together toward a common goal.