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Through our philanthropic branch, How Women Give, we donate together and provide grants, visibility and volunteerism to organizations solving critical community problems impacting women and girls in marginalized bay area communities. Our past grantees include:

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Samantha
May

Marketing Executive

Women's Recovery Services provides quality primary alcohol, tobacco and chemical abuse treatment services to women and their children in a safe, supportive and caring atmosphere. The goal of the treatment services is to break the cycle of addiction for women, allowing mothers and their young children to live together while learning the life skills necessary to become strong, responsible contributors in their communities. 

Samantha
May

Marketing Executive

The Living Room Center eases the adversity and promotes stability, dignity and self-reliance for women and children who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. This grant will be used to serve the women and children being cleared from the Santa Rosa homeless encampment.

Samantha
May

Marketing Executive

Healthy Black Families supports African American women throughout their pregnancy by working closely with the Berkeley and Alameda County Black Infant Health Programs, a 20-week case management and social support program. This grant will provide core operating support to build the leadership of STEP Sisters to share their own pregnancy stories in order to increase awareness about the impact of racism on pregnancy and birth outcomes. Claiming Our Stories will document the impact of toxic stress (poor quality care, racism in the health care setting, miscarriage, infant mortality, domestic violence, homelessness, incarceration, etc.) on African American women’s pregnancy, childbirth, post-partum and/or childrearing experiences.

Samantha
May

San Francisco Women Against Rape believes that no single individual, organization, institution, foundation, or business can stop the epidemic of sexual violence, but by organizing as a whole community, we collectively each bring our pieces of the solution. They will use the funds to support their sexual assault direct services, including their 24-hour crisis line; in-person individual peer counseling; support groups; and medical, legal, and social service advocacy and accompaniment. 

Verity supports social justice and equality for all adults and children who have been sexually assaulted. We are committed to ending sexual violence by working to eliminate the conditions that cause or tolerate it.

We realize that the process to end the violence in our communities includes a collaboration of individuals, groups, and organizations. We are an active partner in that effort as a member of the community.

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