Mount Vernon non-profit Good Shepherd Home and Family Services obtained a grant from the WHF Foundation last week.
The WHF Foundation gave $5,000 awards to six D.C. area nonprofits that assist women through economic literacy, home support, and lifestyle skills programs. These nonprofits were given grants:
- Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
- Calvary Women’s Services
- Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc.
- Interfaith Works
- Open Arms Housing
We are grateful to have the WHF Foundation as a longstanding supporter helping us to give low-income families a fresh start toward stable housing,” GSH Executive Director Shannon Steene said. “An important tool that the WHF Foundation and GSH value is the financial education of those we serve. Effectively using their household income helps our clients create their own success and stability.
“We are always thrilled when we can demonstrate our commitment to non-profit partner organizations that are working in the community everyday to support women and families – either financially or through volunteer efforts in financial literacy training –” WHF Foundation President Lisa Andrews said in a release. “This year’s grantees are at the forefront of providing direct services to families in need. Many of our partner organizations’ offer programs on basic financial literacy, and empower low-income women and their families to become more self-sufficient. It’s a time when many non-profits are experiencing cuts to charitable giving and funding, but the services they provide are needed more than ever. I am proud that WHF Foundation is able to continue making meaningful contributions to these worthwhile organizations.”
The WHF Foundation has offered Partnership Grants for 14 years. Resources for the grant are elevated through direct benefits from WHF members and from sponsorships and contributions from companies, associations and persons within the DC metro region.
The WHF Foundation has added more than $600,000 to neighborhood businesses, located more than 200 financial literacy services, and supplied more than $9,500 in scholarships to girls at Trinity College.
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