Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Two-Year Results of Economic Empowerment Program

Two years ago, thanks to a $1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Company, we launched our third collective impact grant cycle – Breaking Barriers, Building Women: Economic Empowerment Program. This funding has allowed us to support eight local nonprofit organizations, focusing on higher education and asset building for low-income women in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton,…

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Building Generational Wealth

This month’s guest blogger is Shari Oliver, founder of The Generational Wealth Foundation. Gen Wealth’s mission is to foster wealth principles among socio-economically diverse populations, drive wealth accumulation, and reduce the wealth gap. The ability to earn and accumulate wealth determines whether families can leave poverty and achieve economic security. Wealth building helps women and…

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Growing Small Businesses

This month’s guest blogger is Sandra Font, director of the ACE Women’s Business Center (WBC). Sandra writes about the work Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is doing to help business owners and entrepreneurs thrive. ACE is part of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success Program and is the 2019 Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award honoree.…

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$1.2 Million Impact

In 1986, a group of visionary women founded The Atlanta Women’s Fund as part of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta with a collective donation of $10,000. In 1998, that fund had grown in importance and credibility, becoming an independent organization, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF). Since our founding in 1998, AWF has invested over…

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Building Better Futures Through Education

This month we’re hearing from Kerry McArdle, Executive Director of Literacy Action, on the importance of adult education and literacy. Literacy Action is a part of the grantee cohort for our Breaking Barriers, Building Women: Economic Empowerment Program and is this year’s recipient of our annual Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award. Literacy Action is this…

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Economic Empowerment

$100. That is the median net-worth for single African American women. For single Hispanic women, it’s $120. When a woman has limited to no assets, how can she cope with a financial emergency or build for the future? She can’t. But at AWF, we are working to make a change. We’re excited to announce the…

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Equality vs. Equity

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we wanted to explore the concept of equality versus equity and how it applies to the work of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. So what is the difference between these two concepts? Equality is when resources are distributed evenly; everyone receives an equal share. While equality is definitely…

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#PledgeForParity – International Women’s Day 2016

Pledge for Parity

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  We have much to celebrate today, but progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The parity issues faced around the world can be seen…

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