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Written by Erica Thompson for The Columbus Dispatch The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio has awarded another round of unrestricted grants in support of women of color.This month, the foundation announced that it will provide $50,000 each to Zora’s House, Eryn PiNK Girl Empowerment and ThriveIN—all organizations led by Black women. The investment is part of the Enduring Progressive Initiative, launched in 2021 to address the funding gap for organizations benefitting women and girls of color. Women’s Fund of Central Ohio President and CEO Kelley Griesmer said she was inspired to launch the initiative after learning that less than half of 1% of philanthropic…
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio announces new equity design institute in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, Zora’s House, and Columbus College of Art and Design
Photograph on home page by Shellee Fisher Recently, The Women’s Fund joined our partners to make a major announcement. Working with Zora’s House, Columbus College of Art and Design, and other community partners, we will be launching an equitable design institute for women of color. This collaboration has been years in the making and will transform the way that women of color are integrated into structures of power in Columbus. “Allowing women of color to address the wealth barriers they face by designing economic solutions that imbed their lived experiences will help eliminate stark disparities that have existed for centuries,” said Kelley Griesmer,…
JPMorgan Chase is supporting an initiative to prepare women of color to change systems in Columbus. The financial institution has invested $1.5 million in an “equity design” institute, which will train women of color to develop solutions for challenges that could include anything from housing insecurity to lack of access to childcare. The institute is the brainchild of LC Johnson, founder and CEO of Zora’s House, and Kelley Griesmer, president and CEO of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.
JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday announced its investment, which will involve working in partnership with Zora’s House, the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and the Columbus College of Art & Design to create and fund an “equity design institute.”
One week after the Supreme Court’s devastating reversal of Roe v. Wade, we announced a new Immediate Impact grant campaign. Over 125 grassroots and matching donors stepped up to fund these grants to organizations working to protect abortion access for Ohioans. The outpouring of support allowed us to more than triple the amount of grant funds to over $35,000. For over 20 years, The Women’s Fund has invested in grantmaking, research, and advocacy focused on gender equity, and we’re continuing that legacy with these Immediate Impact grants. We are proud to be supporting these partners during this uncertain time: Abortion…